The History of Sweepstakes [NOOK Book]

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Authoritative History Book. Sweepstakes,one of the top ten words in the English Language. Informative and Entertaining. Takes topic from the beginning of time in both Eastern and Western Civilizations right to the current day. Read the little known fact on how the United States Congress entertained a bill in 1784 to use Sweepstakes to fund the retirement of Revolutionary War Veterans. In fact President Clinton was interested in this fact as a ...
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The History of Sweepstakes

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Overview

Authoritative History Book. Sweepstakes,one of the top ten words in the English Language. Informative and Entertaining. Takes topic from the beginning of time in both Eastern and Western Civilizations right to the current day. Read the little known fact on how the United States Congress entertained a bill in 1784 to use Sweepstakes to fund the retirement of Revolutionary War Veterans. In fact President Clinton was interested in this fact as a solution to the Social Security problem.

All of Lawrence Curtin's books are based on true stories or facts. They all will have a continuing effect on your life and your families lives.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013130463
  • Publisher: Sweepstakes News
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lawrence F Curtin is a writer and inventor who lives on Hutchinson Island Florida with his Editor/Wife, Elena. He has written 12 books.

As an Inventor he has over 50 patents filed/issued worldwide in the area of Photovoltaics. He has sold all but one to Chinese Companies. He kept his Hydrogen Absorption Rod Patent. He is currently working on using radio frequency to create cold fusion based upon a patent he filed April 2, 2012. You can view a description of this work at www.coldfusionnuclearreaction.com.

Karen Bernardo is a Librarian in Up-New York and one of the finest writers alive today.
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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Highly Recomended

    This book is fact filled. Fast paced and humorous. It is a comprehensive work on this subject. There is nothing like it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    One of the best History Books Ever written

    This book gives the history of one word, Sweepstakes. This word is one of the top ten most recognized words in the English Language

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2000

    Somewhat biased account

    I found Curtain's book to be somewhat biased in its representation of gambling in general. Whatever the merits of the historiographical analysis, the central theme seems to be that gambling is an addiction, a drug if you will. I have a tough time reconciling the notion that playing the slots in Vegas is like cocaine in any respect myself, but who am I to judge.

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