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Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Women, Whiskey and Scandal: The Ghosts of Eden Park Book Launch

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Get the behind-the-scenes story about the real-life inspiration for everyone’s favorite enigmatic character from 1920s fiction, Jay Gatsby. George Remus was “King of the Bootleggers,” and he ran a lot of his rum-running operation in Indiana. His story is one of cheating wives, pioneering women prosecutors and the largest Prohibition bust in the Midwest. Author Karen Abbott will launch her newest book, The Ghosts of Eden Park, at the History Center with a special talk focused on the women around him and tales of Indiana’s Prohibition past. You’ll also meet some of the characters from the book at our Jazz Age after-party, so put on your best Gatsby-inspired costumes.

Karen Abbot is The New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy. Her newest book, The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder that Shocked Jazz-Age America, comes out on Aug. 6.

21 and over only. Ticket price includes light refreshments, one specialty drink ticket and bourbon tastings.

$38; $32 members – includes book and signing
$18; $12 members – no book
$20 at the door – no book

Supported by George Remus Bourbon

The Ghosts of Eden Park Book Launch

Aug 8, 2019 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. History Center
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