The Man Who Bet on Everything
By Kevin Cook
W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393340570, 288pp.
Publication Date: November 14, 2011
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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.