but so george remus was brilliant because the new prohibition was going to be a failure. i said anybody who got into bootlegging obviously that he was able to exploit a loophole that i think was his particular experience was what made him so successful, he had a background as a pharmacist and a lawyer and he read the volstead act and found a loophole that was a position for prescription, you can buy manufacturers, alcohol for medicinal purposes and of course nobody was using alcohol for medicinal purposes and remus took full advantage of this. and in the country loved him for it. >> he always had always in mississippi . >> there was, one of my favorite things that i do a slideshow, there was a thing called cow shoes bootleggers in rural areas, related moonshine in parks and meadows, they would wear owthese cow shoes and they were basically their heels were made from wood, carved to look like". so they would literally cover their tracks and prohibition agents were trailing them through a meadow. fthey would sit down and look for somebodyfootprints and only see a bunch of t
so many people wanted to kill remus. i'll give you my elevator pitch, he ended up becoming the most successful bootlegger in american history, he was also an inspiration. his wife imaging with whom he throw parties, ended up falling in love with an agent who put him in jail. this is all true. so that started a very big triangle. in my book, he's one of the good guys. [laughter] i want to say thank you to curtis, he did me the favor of not reading my sub title and the truth is, i was reluctant, first two of the nouns. i grew up loving mockingbird, probably like a lot of you. i was always interested in that, went down in 2015 to write a story about a watchman. when i was reporting on that, i learned about this other book she tried to write. it was a true crime project. a series of murders in a small town in alabama. >> thank you. correct me if i'm wrong but i don't think there's any simple character in any of your books that is still living. did anybody encounter any personal observation or talk to any of these characters?
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