The Bootlegger by John E. Hallwas
A Story of Small-Town America

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The true story of a struggling midwestern coal town and the small-time bootlegger Kelly Wagle, whose mysterious career -- and suspected involvement with two unsolved murder cases -- had a profound and lasting impact on his community.
 

About John E. Hallwas

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Noted regional historian John E. Hallwas employs a spectacular array of historic photographs from the Keokuk Public Library, the Lee County Historical Society, an
 
Published August 1, 1998 by University of Illinois Press. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Crime. Non-fiction

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The title of this book should have been Small-Town America: The Story of a Bootlegger, because the town of Colchester, Ill., is the real subject and the bootlegger merely a character in the pageant of

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The title of this book should have been Small-Town America: The Story of a Bootlegger, because the town of Colchester, Ill., is the real subject and the bootlegger merely a character in the pageant of Colchester's history.

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