Connecticut Bootlegger Queen Nellie Green

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Known as the “Queen of the Rumrunners on the East Coast,” Nellie Green led a captivating life full of bootlegging adventures. Nellie fearlessly stood up to all those who tried to stand in her way, receiving respect and financial support from many influential people. She built an underground empire in a business world dominated by men. Her rumrunners were men of intrigue who assumed aliases such as “Blackie,” “Wing” and “King Tut.” Join author Tony Renzoni as he recounts the life and times of this legendary figure, set against the historical backdrop of the Prohibition era, the women’s movement and the Roaring Twenties.
ISBN: 9781467147934
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Images: 106
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tony Renzoni is the author of the well-received books Connecticut Rock ’n’ Roll: A History and Connecticut Softball Legend Joan Joyce, both published by The History Press. Tony had a thirty-eight-year career with the federal government. As district manager in Connecticut’s Fairfield County, he oversaw the operations of four field offices, serving more than 100,000 beneficiaries. Tony wrote more than one thousand weekly columns that were published in the Connecticut Post newspaper and on the paper’s website. Tony was a recipient of more than forty awards, including his agency’s highest honor award. A lifelong resident of Connecticut, Tony lives on the Connecticut shoreline with his wife, Colleen. Tony Renzoni is a graduate of Waterbury’s Sacred Heart High School and Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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