The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and A Small Town in CahootseBook - 2014
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
Characteristics: 1 online resource (292 p.)