Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi: The Best Gambling Book Ever Published in America / Edition 1

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi: The Best Gambling Book Ever Published in America / Edition 1

by George Devol
     
 

George H. Devol was the greatest riverboat gambler in the history of the Mississippi. Born in Ohio in 1829, he ran away from home and worked as a cabin boy at age ten. At fourteen he could stack a deck of cards. Over the years, he bilked soldiers, paymasters, cotton buyers, thieves, and businessmen alike. He fought more fights than anyone, and was never beaten.

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George H. Devol was the greatest riverboat gambler in the history of the Mississippi. Born in Ohio in 1829, he ran away from home and worked as a cabin boy at age ten. At fourteen he could stack a deck of cards. Over the years, he bilked soldiers, paymasters, cotton buyers, thieves, and businessmen alike. He fought more fights than anyone, and was never beaten. This is his story. Nobody was ever bored by it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557091109
Publisher:
Applewood Books
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Edition description:
Facsim. ed
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
790,023
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.73(d)

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