The Original Battle Creek Crime King: Adam “Pump” Arnold’s Vile Reign

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Adam "Pump" Arnold was both feared and regaled in Victorian- era Battle Creek. He was a bootlegger and a pimp, a robber and a con artist, an arsonist and a loan shark and even an assassin. Arnold faced off with the city over illegal liquor sales and flaunted his victory with a life-size statue of the mayor dressed as a hobo. Called the "greatest criminal in the history of Battle Creek," Arnold was convicted in a captivating public trial for the murder of his own son. Join authors Blaine Pardoe and Victoria Hester as they explore the life and misdeeds of the unabashed criminal mastermind who rocked Battle Creek to its core.
ISBN: 9781467119290
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Series: True Crime
Images: 49
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Blaine Pardoe is an award-winning bestselling author of Lost Eagles and Murder in Battle Creek. Blaine was raised outside of Battle Creek and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Central Michigan University. Blaine and his daughter Victoria Hester co-authored The Murder of Maggie Hume, a New York Times bestseller in crime. Victoria R. Hester is a graduate of Lord Fairfax Community College and Germanna Community College and resides in Culpeper, Virginia, where she works as a nurse. She has won two prestigious writing awards for her non-fiction work.
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