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Histories Of The Hustlers The Overall Conseuence of the hustlers the overall conseuence this effort being a real insight into the Dr. Frankensteins Human Body Book daily living of on the margin Americans from theepression era on up to the canonization of Vegas as the sole gambling standard and outlet in the States I got a real sense that betting gambling and propositions were much prevalent and a part of the workingman s lifestyle than the modern separation of gambling as entertainment which we engage in apart from our Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking day toay livelihoodsAll of the subjects are truly engaging characters every one endearing in their own way Even with socially unacceptable professions in their era it is clear that all shared common ethical guidelines that informed their hustles playing a sucker is one thing outright theft was an entirely uncharacteristic and ismissed behaviorIf you are interested in early 20th Century American oral histories and gambling this book is a must Well four out of six always won anywa. Ng but intriguingly Jon "Bradshaw eftly probes these gamblers’ minds and hearts as he attempts "deftly probes these gamblers’ minds and hearts
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Not just about poker lots of good old school poker info "here Profiles of 6 gamblers Each individual interesting but follows "Profiles of 6 gamblers individual profile is interesting but follows same flow so it gets repetitive Still an insightful look at the mindset of a gambler Not really a travel book like the rest of the Vintage Departures line but an examination of another culture just the same Bradshaw profiles six men with something in common they are all hustlers that is gamblers who make a living by their wits The range here is great including the tennis player Bobby Riggs and backgammon great Tim Holland as well as traditional gamblers Minnesota Fats pool Pug Pearson and Johnny Moss poker and Titanic Thompson proposition But these were just what these men were best at they all exceeded at almost every game they undertook golf being an extremely common one for each Bradshaw was a gifted writer His style makes this book ifficult to place own the subject makes it nigh impossible An undiscovered gem of a non fiction book Six portrayals of great gamblers and no it s not Poker players Johnny Moss Pug Pearson and Titanic Thompson; tennis player Bobby Riggs; pool player Minnesota Fats; and backgammon player Tim Holland. ,
Contradiction Bobby Riggs tennis Johnny Moss poker Puggy Pearson poker Titanic Thompson everything Minnesota Fats pool of course and Tim Holland golf and backgammon The six chapters are like perfect New Yorker profiles colorful interesting and
And beautifully written Of Holland he writes There was about him an entrepreneurial air the arrogance of a man who controlled some ark and mysterious enterprise And he finds something of value in these men who added little value to the world since gambling is the ultimate zero sum game their ability to turn the odds in their favor usually by psychology often "By Greater Knowledge "greater knowledge and by stacking the figurative It s a compelling book This book from 1975 is a last hurrah of the titans of gambling s early 20th Century American heydey The book examines the lives of hustlers gamblers and proposition bettors of yore Puggy Pearson poker Bobby Riggs tennis Minnesota Fats pool Tim Holland backgammon Johnny Moss pokerpool and Titanic Thompson the pope of prop bets allowi. Have come away with their pockets filled and their sense of infallibility intact The ramatic escriptions of the ambience and the games are riveti.insightful And beautifully written Of Holland he writes There was about him an entrepreneurial air the arrogance