Galveston's Maceo Family Empire: Bootlegging and the Balinese Room
History Press Library Editions
November 18, 2014
6.0 X 0.38 X 9.0 inches | 0.81 pounds
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About the Author
Award-winning author Richard B. McCaslin is a professor of history at the University of North Texas. In addition to recognition by the Texas Philosophical Society for At the Heart of Texas and awards for the recent publication Fighting Stock, his book, "Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, October 1862, " won the Tullis Prize and "Lee in the Shadow of Washington" claimed the Latten Award, Laney Prize and a Pulitzer nomination. Dr. Scott Belshaw is a tenure-track assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of North Texas and former adjunct professor of forensic psychology at Argosy University. His research has appeared in numerous academic criminal justice journals including the Criminal Justice Review and the American Journal of Criminal Justice. A veteran of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve who served during Operation Desert Storm, Dr. Belshaw holds a PhD in juvenile justice from Prairie View A&M. Nicole Boatman earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology at the University of North Texas in 2012. Upon graduation she worked in the private sector of behavioral health for one of the country's largest healthcare management companies. She returned to UNT to complete her master of science in criminal justice. Her thesis provided a historical account of Texas organized crime and developed into this book. She now works as an investigator at one of the nation's largest private investigation firms.