The Resource Sucker's progress: : an informal history of gambling in America from the colonies to Canfield, (ebook)

Sucker's progress: : an informal history of gambling in America from the colonies to Canfield, (ebook)

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Sucker's progress: : an informal history of gambling in America from the colonies to Canfield
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Sucker's progress:
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an informal history of gambling in America from the colonies to Canfield
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From the great raconteur of the American underworld, and author of The Gangs of New York, comes Sucker's Progress: An Information History of Gambling in America. From Midwestern Riverboats to East Coast Racetracks, Herbert Asbury explores the legal and illegal history of gambling in pre-WWII America. Describing notorious gambling havens like Chicago and New Orleans, as well as lesser-known outposts in cities like Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio, Asbury examines the gambling houses, big and small, which peppered the American landscape. Also presented are the lives of some of America's most famous gamblers, including Mike McDonald, John Morrissey, and Richard Canfield, as well as their infamous counterparts like "Canada Bill" and "Charley Black Eyes," men who made their names as grifters and con men. Asbury also explores the games these men played, describing the rules and origins of dozens of dice and card games. From $1 lottery tickets to thousand dollar pokes antes, America's love of gambling thrives today, but it was during Asbury's era that gambling was established as an American passion
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Midwest
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Armed Services Editions Collection
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1891-1963
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Asbury, Herbert
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Armed Services edition
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K-26
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  • Gambling
  • Canfield, Richard Albert
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adult
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Sucker's progress: : an informal history of gambling in America from the colonies to Canfield, (ebook)
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9781787201354
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11824390
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remote
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11824390
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MWT11824390
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Sucker's progress: : an informal history of gambling in America from the colonies to Canfield, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781787201354
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11824390
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11824390
System control number
MWT11824390
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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