Wicked Akron: Tales of Rumrunners, Mobsters and Other Rubber by Kymberli Hagelberg

By Kymberli Hagelberg

The searchlight unearths Akron's darkest days, while electorate burned urban corridor to the floor and participants of the Ku Klux Klan referred to as the pictures from the schoolhouse to the courthouse. Meet a grave robber who grew to become a political chief, a mobster who ordered police murders and a cherished bootlegger became bail bondsman. Say hi to Frank Hurn, a flashy, frenetic, fast-talking con guy who was once searching for suckers to take a position within the Vulcans, an NFL workforce he promised to deliver to Akron. From urban saloon to suburban hideout, this is often another historical past lesson of the occasionally dicey coexistence of the well-heeled and the staff, women and men who lived colossal lives in the course of Akron's fledgling days as a canal port, its pre-Depression heyday and zenith as a midwestern commercial good fortune story.

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