Wicked Atlanta: The Sordid Side of Peach City History

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Atlanta is the only American city to have been destroyed by fire as an act of war, and it has its share of salacious stories. Wealthy felons hosted elaborate parties inside the federal penitentiary. Billionaire bootleggers and murderous rich boys practiced corruption that reached all the way to the White House. Fast and fearless drivers, complete with glamorous reputations and criminal careers, gave rise to auto racing. Join author Laurel-Ann Dooley as she navigates the underworld of Atlanta's past filled with kidnapping, bribery, wives hiring hit men and all sorts of criminal debauchery.
ISBN: 9781626191051
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Series: Wicked
Images: 25
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Laurel-Ann Dooley is an Atlanta-based writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Palm Beach Post and the Boston Globe. Having lived in Atlanta for many years, Ms. Dooley has come to know and love the city she calls home and considers writing about its hidden stories both a privilege and a pleasure.
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