Titanic Thompson (Paperback)

The Man Who Bet on Everything

By Kevin Cook

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393340570, 288pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (7/26/2016)
Paperback (1/1/2012)

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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.