Son of a Gambling Man

Son of a Gambling Man
My Journey from a Casino Family to the Governor's Mansion

by Bob Miller

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2013-03-12
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1250012465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A memoir of growing up in mob-run Sin City from a casino heir-turned-governor who's seen two sides of every coin When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city, a far cry from the glamorous, exciting place it is today. Driving the family car was his father Ross Miller, a tough guy—though a good family man—who had operated on both sides of the law on some of the meaner streets of industrial Chicago. The Miller family was as close and as warm as "Ozzie and Harriet," as long as you knew that Ozzie was a bookmaker and a business acquaintance of some very dubious criminal types. As Bob grew up, so did Vegas, now a "town" of some two million. Ross Miller became a respectable businessman and partner in a major casino, though he was still capable of settling a score with his fists. And Bob went on to law school, entering law enforcement and eventually becoming a popular governor of Nevada, holding office longer than anybody in the state's history. And the Miller family's legacy continues. Bob's own son is presently serving as Secretary of State. A warm family memoir, the story of a city heir, with just a little bit of The Godfather and Casino thrown in for spice, Son of a Gambling Man is a unique and thoroughly memorable story.

Son of the Gamblin' Man

Son of the Gamblin' Man
The Youth of an Artist : a Novel

by Mari Sandoz

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 1976-01-01
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9780803258334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the lives of John J. Cozad and Robert Henri.

Gambling Man

Gambling Man
A Book

by Clifton Adams

  • Publisher : Sagebrush Large Print
  • Release : 2020-09
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781785418587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jeff Blaine has been raised in Plainsville by his Aunt Beulah and Uncle Wirt from a baby, after his mother died in childbirth and his father Nate blew out of town. Twelve years later Nate returns, looking for a rest and a reconciliation with the son he never knew. But Nate's a gambler and a hellraiser - and upon learning that Jeff is following in his footsteps, Beulah spreads a simple but poisonous lie that ensures he disappears again, wanted for robbery and murder. When Jeff, now a young man, discovers his aunt's treachery, he vows never to forgive her. Then an old comrade of his pa's brings news: Nate is in Mexico, running from a firing squad. The only thing that will save him is five thousand dollars. And the only way to get it is by robbing a bank...

The Life Lies and Legend of a GAMBLING MAN

The Life Lies and Legend of a GAMBLING MAN
Know When to Walk Away...

by Anita Waggoner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-11-04
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9781705556504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Life Lies and Legend of a Gambling Man is a story about a ruthless gambler, the son of Russian immigrants, who commits a serious crime in the early fifties and escapes South Carolina by hopping a freight train leaving his wife and newborn daughter behind. Alex changes his name to avoid the law and makes a living playing poker and betting at horse and dog tracks as he travels cross country living the life of a hobo. The train eventually takes him to Chicago where he goes to work for the Mob. When he's arrested for a petty crime, he becomes an informant for the FBI. He becomes a gangster and stashes money that he steals from the Chicago Mob. When the heat is on, he catches the next train out of town. The gambling man's adventures eventually take him to Las Vegas where he plays poker and cheats at the crap tables. His winnings allow him to accumulate a lot of money and he buys a casino. Alex Sutherland amasses fortunes in the gambling world.He designs a one of a kind gaming system that he believes will change the way people gamble around the world. He's in trouble when he turns the idea over to a shyster lawyer named Harry Castaneda.Ellie, the daughter he leaves behind grows up and goes to law school. Alex reaches out to her when she becomes an adult and they reunite. Ellie moves to Las Vegas to help Alex with his gaming ventures. The story tells some of the history of Vegas gambling from the 1950's to the present. Once in control of Alex's affairs, Ellie advances Alex's empire to include poker tournaments and online gaming.The Life Lies and Legend of a Gambling Man covers some of the mob's involvement in the early days in Las Vegas and introduces the reader to the new day online gaming industry, covering many topics and issues that face the gaming world today. The book is based on both fact and fictional information gathered by the author Anita Waggoner over a time period when she was invested in a similar gaming venture. The book is well written and holds your attention. Anita has a way of bringing her characters to life. Mature readers of both sexes will enjoy this book.

The Gambling Man

The Gambling Man
A Book

by Kent Conwell

  • Publisher : Avalon
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9780803495807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You got a choice. Hang as a horse thief or teach our schoolkids. That was the decision facing Mage Casebolt, a decision that made him wish he had never disembarked the riverboat at New Orleans.Bound for San Francisco to join his brothers in a gambling emporium, Mage s journey halts abruptly in Valley Springs when he is framed for horse stealing.The teaching job is unpleasant enough, but then a cholera epidemic quarantines the town, saddling him with an old freed slave, twelve boisterous schoolchildren who make a practice of running teachers out of town, and the local postmistress who detests the idea of a gambler playing the part of schoolmaster.Then the rustlers hit, and Mage faces the task of reining them in with his little contingent of misfits. He quickly realizes that mixing kids, guns, dynamite, and rattlesnakes can make life mighty exciting, and uncertain.

London Charivari

London Charivari
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1853
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chester White Journal

Chester White Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Montana

Montana
The Magazine of Western History

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1961
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The London and Paris ladies' magazine of fashion, ed. by mrs. Edward Thomas

The London and Paris ladies' magazine of fashion, ed. by mrs. Edward Thomas
A Book

by Jane Thomas (née Pinhorn)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1850
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Herald Tribune Book Review

New York Herald Tribune Book Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1960
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gamblin' Man

Gamblin' Man
A Book

by Barbara Faith

  • Publisher : Silhouette Books
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 9780373287550
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gamblin' Man by Barbara Faith released on Nov 24, 1992 is available now for purchase.

The Devil's son-in-law

The Devil's son-in-law
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Folk Song Index

Folk Song Index
A Comprehensive Guide to the Florence E. Brunnings Collection

by Florence E. Brunnings

  • Publisher : New York : Garland Pub.
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Adult Catalog: Fiction

Adult Catalog: Fiction
A Book

by Los Angeles County Public Library

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever 2005

Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever 2005
A Book

by Jim Craddock

  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 1655
  • ISBN : 9780787674700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reviews movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.

Chronicles of Oklahoma

Chronicles of Oklahoma
A Book

by James Shannon Buchanan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hot Springs and Hell

Hot Springs and Hell
And Other Folk Jests and Anecdotes from the Ozarks

by Vance Randolph

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reflections of a Black Man

Reflections of a Black Man
A Book

by Efton F. Geary

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New York Times Film Reviews

The New York Times Film Reviews
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Publicity the true Cure of Social Evils. Liverpool Life: its pleasures, practices, and pastimes. ... Reprinted from “The Liverpool Mercury.” [By Hugh Shimmin.]

Publicity the true Cure of Social Evils. Liverpool Life: its pleasures, practices, and pastimes. ... Reprinted from “The Liverpool Mercury.” [By Hugh Shimmin.]
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1856
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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