Liquor, Loot and Ladies, 1930. A Novel by Chester T. Crowell. NOT a bartender’s book or a book with cocktail recipes. No recipes at all! This is a 1930s political novel by Chester T. Crowell, published in 1930 by Alfred A. Knopf, New York. Cover art is marked “dM.” The combination of the title and the incredible book jacket might tempt one of you collectors out there. I haven’t read it, but it sounds like it describes today’s political world! Written in the first person, the book contains the “actual dyed-in-the-wool confessions of a mighty political boss who operates the steam-roller in one of our great American cities.”
Liquor, Loot and Ladies is a hard cover book with 405 pages. The dust jacket has some minor dings, but it is now safely encased in Mylar. The book is in excellent vintage condition. The back hinge is exposed, but holding. The lower corner of the front fly leaf is torn off. The binding is intact. All the pages are clean and clear.