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"[A Knight of Another Sort] has the authenticity that comes from expert scholarship; the reading pleasure that comes from a fine writing talent; and the insights and understanding that come from Gary's having grown up in 'Charlie Birger country.' For the first time, the veil of dusty legend that has so long obscured the real personality has been cleared away, and DeNeal has revealed the complex and tragic lineaments of one of southern Illinois' most fascinating heroes."Henry Dan Piper, coauthor of Land Between the Rivers
"DeNeal's research and recording, into one book, of all of the data on Charlie Birger and his contemporary cutthroats is a masterpiece not only in criminal history, but it is interestingly woven into a period of Illinois history that attracts 'old-timers' like me."Harold Hartley, author of Way Down in Egyptland
Gary DeNeal is the publisher and editor of Springhouse magazine. He is a lifelong resident of southern Illinois.
If you're interested in organized crime, southern Illinois history, prohibition, and the cultural aspects of community and gangs - read this book along with Donald Bain's War in... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Alicia Crumpton
If I remember correctly, my mother talked to Gary while he was doing his research for the book.
It is also possible that one great uncle who vanished during those days, may... Read more
this was bought as a gift, have heard great reviews and will read it in the future with for sure.Published 15 months ago by Dale Stearns