Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything

Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything

by Kevin Cook

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Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything by Kevin Cook

“The ultimate hustler . . . a rollicking tale.”—Sports Illustrated
This "raucous retelling of the life of a consummate gambler, grifter and quintessential American character" (Kirkus Reviews) introduces Alvin "Titanic" Thompson (1892-1974), who traveled with golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash. A terrific read for anyone who has ever laid a bet, Titanic Thompson recaptures the colorful times of a singular figure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393340570
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 251,032
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

A former senior editor at Sports Illustrated, Kevin Cook is the author of Titanic Thompson, Tommy's Honor, Kitty Genovese and The Dad Report. He lives in New York City.

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Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good read Its about about one of the more famous con-men in the us It tells of his life his friends some famous (that helped in his scams) some infamous If You want to learn about early golfers early poker players heres the best
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Interesting boob but too short for the money
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I thought this was about a guy on the titanic who bet on everything