Gentlemen Bootleggers

Gentlemen Bootleggers

The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and A Small Town in Cahoots

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During Prohibition, while Al Capone was rising to worldwide prominence as Public Enemy Number One, the townspeople of rural Templeton, Iowa-population just 418-were busy with a bootlegging empire of their own. Led by Joe Irlbeck, the whip-smart and gregarious son of a Bavarian immigrant, the outfit of farmers, small merchants, and even the church Monsignor worked together to create a whiskey so excellent it was ordered by name: Templeton Rye. Gentlemen Bootleggers tells a never-before-told tale of ingenuity, bootstrapping, and perseverance in one small t.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781613748510
Characteristics: 1 online resource (292 p.)


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" The Treasure Chest; Wilson Gets the Beck; Closing in on the Golden Goose; Upheaval; Xmas Spirits; A Shoreless Sea; The Bootleggers' Hangover; Map of West Central Iowa; June 16, 1931; Eden's Oasis; Patriotic Murder; Steady Gaze; Anyplace but the Rectory; This Nefarious Business; Epilogue; Storming Eden. "


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