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A History of Slot Machines
     

A History of Slot Machines

by Jack Kelly
 
A History of Slot Machines is a concise, 3,300-word essay about this fascinating gambling device. “Cash registers dressed up for a circus,” they were called in the 1930s. Slot machines evolved out of the mania for mechanization that swept America in the 1890s. They passed through many incarnations even as reform-minded politicians tried in vain to ban

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A History of Slot Machines is a concise, 3,300-word essay about this fascinating gambling device. “Cash registers dressed up for a circus,” they were called in the 1930s. Slot machines evolved out of the mania for mechanization that swept America in the 1890s. They passed through many incarnations even as reform-minded politicians tried in vain to ban them entirely. This pithy, readable and meticulously researched essay will introduce you to one of the most beguiling inventions in history.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011989780
Publisher:
Jack Kelly
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Fascinating Historical Essays , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,270,685
File size:
29 KB

Meet the Author

Jack Kelly is the author of Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards & Pyrotechnics (Basic Books) and other popular works of history.

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