Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Wicked Akron: Tales of Rumrunners, Mobsters and Other Rubber City Rogues” as Want to Read:
Wicked Akron: Tales of Rumrunners, Mobsters and Other Rubber City Rogues
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Preview

Wicked Akron: Tales of Rumrunners, Mobsters and Other Rubber City Rogues

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The searchlight finds Akron's darkest days, when citizens burned city hall to the ground and members of the Ku Klux Klan called the shots from the schoolhouse to the courthouse. Meet a grave robber who became a political leader, a mobster who ordered police murders and a beloved bootlegger turned bail bondsman. Say hello to Frank Hurn, a flashy, frenetic, fast-talking con ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published November 29th 2010 by History Press (SC)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Wicked Akron, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Wicked Akron

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-19 of 19)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Heather
This topic was really interesting. There were many great, seedy, surprising stories that I hadn't anticipated in the city's past.

Each chapter deals with a different event/person. This made the writing lack some flow. It felt like each chapter was a mini report.
Rob Lucas
Not a bad little book, but the writing felt a little dry. Great photos and a few fun tidbits throughout.
Deb
Dang! I thought people were bad today! Wow.
Cassie
Cassie marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2014
Sue Damico
Sue Damico marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2013
Vince
Vince is currently reading it
Apr 24, 2013
Susie
Susie marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2013
Noell Evans
Noell Evans marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2013
Diana
Diana added it
Nov 01, 2011
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Wicked Akron: Tales of Rumrunners, Mobsters and Other Rubber City Rogues

Share This Book