Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Shelton Gang: They Played in Peoria and They Played War in Bloody Williamson County Paperback – March 10, 2005


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$506.29 $100.00

New & Notable in Biography & Memoir
Browse a selection of popular biographies and memoirs.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Featured Books on Scientific & Technological History
Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris, Corp. (March 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1413460127
  • ISBN-13: 978-1413460124
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,747,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Bill Adams is a columnist for the Peoria Journal Star. He began writing a weekly column on local history and nostalgia regarding Peoria and Central Illinois in May 1998 titled "Yester Days", which ran every Monday until March 1994. In August 1995 he began his second weekly column titled "This Week in Peoria's Past" which still appears every Monday. He has also authored three books based on his original column titled, "Yester Days" -- Volumes I, II and III. Adams retired in 1985 as the president of Mid-America Television and LDX Broadcast, Inc. which were parent companies of WEEK-TV (NBC) Peoria and KRCG-TV (CBS) Jefferson City, Missouri. Before that he was vice president and general manager of WEEK-TV. He began with the station as promotion manager in September 1960. Before his career in television, Bill managed the Madison Theater, the major downtown theater of the Publix Great States THeaters chain. He started as an usher at age 16 and became manager in 1943, leaving in 1959 to join WEEK-TV the following year. For two years he served in the U.S. Navy reserve during World War II. Bill is a native Peorian and attended public grade schools and high school and married Florence Castle in 1944, who is also a native Peorian. They have three daughters, two sons, ten grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rick "Mad Dog" Mattix on February 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
While slightly disorganized in the earlier chapters, this slim book by a Peoria newspaperman is still an entertaining read and contains some new information on the notorious Shelton brothers of Illinois. While not neglecting their Twenties feud with Charlie Birger and Thirties battles with the Cuckoos gang in East St. Louis, the bulk of the book deals with their latter days in Peoria. Photo quality leaves something to be desired but there are some pictures I haven't seen before. It's well worth picking up though Taylor Pensoneau's "Brothers Notorious" remains the essential biography of the Sheltons.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mjg2745 on June 11, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book was delivered on time and in very good condition. I had heard of the Shelton Gang all of my life and wanted to learn more about them. This book was very informative and was a very easy read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kim Smith on August 18, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I got this for my mother, she had already read some of the others and she said this one was the best by far.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.