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Oklahoma Tough: My Father, King of the Tulsa Bootleggers

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Wayne Padgett was a colorful, charming, and generous man. He was also one of Oklahomas most elusive bootleggers and career criminals. From the 1960s into the 1980s, he operated out of Tulsa as a high-ranking member of the outfit known as the Dixie Mafia. In Oklahoma Tough, poet Ron Padgett tells the inside story of his notorious father and of how he earned his reputation as a Robin Hood “King of the Bootleggers.”

Oklahoma Tough is also a history of the distinctive mid-twentieth-century Oklahoma milieu that made Wayne Padgetts life story possible. Ron Padgett brings this vanished world to life with candid and sometimes comic descriptions of criminal life. Particularly insightful and entertaining are interviews in which former bootleggers, family members, friends, and enemies speak openly about their lives.

 

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Wayne Padgett was a colorful, charming, and generous man. He was also one of Oklahoma's most elusive bootleggers. Poet Ron Padgett tells the inside story of his notorious father and of how he earned his reputation as a Robin Hood "King of the Bootleggers."

About the Author

Ron Padgett is the author of more than twenty books, including You Never Know and New and Selected Poems. Padgett was Publications Director of Teachers and Writers Collaborative from 1980 to 2000 and has taught poetry workshops across the country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806137322
Author:
Padgett, Ron
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Padgett, Ron
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 b&w illus., 1 map
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.06x5.96x.75 in. .92 lbs.

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Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Great Plains
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"Synopsis" by , Wayne Padgett was a colorful, charming, and generous man. He was also one of Oklahoma's most elusive bootleggers. Poet Ron Padgett tells the inside story of his notorious father and of how he earned his reputation as a Robin Hood "King of the Bootleggers."
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