Son Of A Gambling Man

Son of a Gambling Man
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781250012463
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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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 a Gambling Man
  • Author : Bob Miller
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12

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

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Son of the Gamblin  Man
  • Author : Mari Sandoz
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1976-01-01

Based on the lives of John J. Cozad and Robert Henri.

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Gambling Man
  • Author : Clifton Adams
  • Publisher : Sagebrush Large Print
  • Release Date : 2020-09

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

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A Gambling Man
  • Author : Jenny Uglow
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2009-11-05

Charles II was thirty when he crossed the Channel in fine May weather in 1660. His Restoration was greeted with maypoles and bonfires, like spring after long years of Cromwell's rule. But there was no going back, no way he could 'restore' the old. Certainty had vanished. The divinity of kingship

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The Life Lies and Legend of a GAMBLING MAN
  • Author : Anita Waggoner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-11-04

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

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The Gambling Man
  • Author : Catherine Cookson
  • Publisher : Bantam Books
  • Release Date : 1982-12-18

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Honest Sid
  • Author : Ronald Probstein
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2013-07-17

If you're going to live outside the law, you'd better be honest. This seeming paradox was the operating principle of Sid Probstein's life. Guileless and endlessly optimistic, he was known as Honest Sid around his stomping ground of New York's Broadway. Sid wasn't a tough guy, or even a bad

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Titanic Thompson  The Man Who Bet on Everything
  • Author : Kevin Cook
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-11-22

Recounts the colorful life of the gambler-hero who became the inspiration for Guys and Dolls's Sky Masterson, from his pre-PGA golf prowess to trading card tricks with Houdini, conning Al Capone and losing a million dollars to Minnesota Fats.

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A Man for All Markets
  • Author : Edward O. Thorp
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2017

Traces the author's experiences as a mathematics wizard, author, inventor, hedge-fund manager, and card-counter who revealed casino-beating strategies, invented the first wearable computer, and launched a Wall Street revolution.

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The Gambling Man
  • Author : Kent Conwell
  • Publisher : Avalon
  • Release Date : 2003

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

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One Good Deed
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23

In this fast-paced historical thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces Archer, a WWII veteran forced to investigate a small-town murder -- or risk returning to prison. It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a

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London Charivari
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1853

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Born to Lose
  • Author : Bill Lee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-02-03

A gripping, true story of one man’s forty-year struggle with compulsive gambling and his hard-won recovery. "My history of gambling really began before I was born." So opens Born to Lose, Bill Lee's self-told story of gambling addiction, set in San Francisco's Chinatown and steeped in a culture where

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The Gambling World
  • Author : Rouge et noir (pseud.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1898

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The Gambling World
  • Author : Henry Vizetelly,Charles William Heckethorn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1898

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