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We didn’t plan Notes on Democracy: A New Edition and Don’t Call Me a Crook! A Scotsman’s Tale of World Travel, Whisky, and Crime as companion books, but in retrospect they are!  They’re irreverent, unsentimental, and very politically incorrect reports from the Roaring Twenties.  American’s Greatest Journalist and the Globetrotting Felon are both an odd couple and bedfellows.  Mencken and Moore love freedom and booze and hate rules and authority.  As sensitive as truncheons, neither minces words nor harbors any love for his fellow man.  Take a scandalous, misanthropic, and inebriated trip back to the Jazz Age with Notes on Democracy and Don’t Call Me a Crook!

Don't Call Me A Crook!

DON’T CALL ME A Crook!
A SCOTSMAN'S TALE OF WORLD TRAVEL,
Whisky, and Crime

by BOB MOORE

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Afterword by Booker Prize-winning novelist James Kelman

Introduction and annotations by Dissident Books publisher and editor Nicholas Towasser

Don't Call Me a Crook! A Scotsman's Tale of World Travel, Whisky, and Crime is a lost memoir that will be crowned a classic. It's a tribute to one man's triumph over the law, morals, and sobriety.

“Self-confessed thief, liar and gunrunner, Moore is above all things an extraordinary tale-teller with enough ammunition to provide a book brimming with life from a bygone age.”
 —Nicholas Griffin, author of Dizzy City and The Requiem Shark