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Earthstains by Greg Shepard

This book is based on the true story of two handsome and charismatic young men who came of age in the Roaring Twenties, capturing the imagination of a nation with a string of sensational bank robberies. Theirs was an era of seismic social and technological change, arguably the most significant period of cultural transformation in our nation's history. Their generation gave birth to a small but conspicuous segment of the population: pleasure-seeking, self-indulgent profligates known as sheiks and flappers, lifestyles to which these two young men and their female companions devoted themselves. They ushered in a modern age of hedonism that we have continuously added to for nearly a century and from which we are still reeling. While the two brothers and their father are seemingly bent on self-destruction, two fiercely loyal and independent women, a sister and the wife of one of the brothers, flappers in their own right, do their best to hold together a family that falls victim to a series of indiscriminate calamities. These two young men, Matt and George Kimes, competed with Herbert Hoover and Charles Lindberg for newspaper headlines in 1927. The brother's short but explosive careers lasted no more than two months for the older brother, George, and just a little more than a year for the younger brother, Matt. Still, they grabbed headlines over the next twenty years. In 1945, the Oklahoma Associated Press voted the events surrounding the death of Matt Kimes their Story of the Year. The final race to ruin for one brother and redemption for the other will keep readers turning pages until the very end.

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Size: 735 KB
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781682078297 (DRM-EPUB)

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