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Fools Of Fortune; Or Gambling And Gamblers

Author : John Philip Quinn
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"Fools of Fortune; or, Gambling and Gamblers" by John Philip Quinn. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Fools Of Fortune Or Gambling And Gamblers

Author : Quinn John Philip
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Fools Of Fortune

Author : John Philip Quinn
ISBN : UCSD:31822010894038
Genre : Gambling
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Fools Of Fortune

Author : John Philip Quinn
ISBN : UCBK:C005529620
Genre : Gambling
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Fools Of Fortune; Or Gambling And Gamblers

Author : John Philip Quinn
ISBN : OCLC:38099896
Genre : Gambling
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Fools Of Fortune Or Gambling And Gamblers

Author : John Philip Quinn
ISBN : OCLC:1139060781
Genre : Gambling
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Fools Of Fortune Or Gambling And Gamblers

Author : John Philip Quinn
ISBN : OCLC:29588694
Genre : Gambling
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Fools Of Fortune

Author : John Philip Quinn
ISBN : OCLC:27721994
Genre : Gamblers
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Fools Of Fortune Or Gambling And Gamblers

Author : John Philip Quinn
ISBN : OCLC:1064095444
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American Gambling And Gamblers

Author : John Quinn
ISBN : 1539851869
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"The author of this work has traveled over most of the surface of the United States, and has set up the green tables in towns and cities in nearly every State in the Union, and in each and every instance he has been compelled to purchase official protection for his unlawful trade ; making payments in some cases to mayors; sometimes to the chiefs of police or city marshals, and on other occasions to individual policemen. In this way the authority that is invested with the duty of protecting society is suborned and prostituted to the vile end of extending official protection to the very crime which it is its sworn duty to exterminate." A professional gambler, the "sharp" John Philip Quinn writes not only a strong manifesto against gambling, but a vivid, comprehensive, hands-on history of the American gambling. Chicago, St. Louis, New York, Newport, San Francisco, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Saratoga, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Mobile, Charleston, Austin, Hartford, Quebec, Kansas City, Buffalo, and more; the secrets and tricks of Faro, Poker, Rouge et Noir, Roulette, Keno, Seven-Up, Casino, Euchre, Cribbage, Twenty-One, Hieronymus, Chuck-a-Luck, Craps, Mustang, Grand Hazard; the money-making schemes at fairs and circuses, with the Needle-Wheel, the Corona, the Wheel-of-Fortune, the Squeeze Spindle, the Tivoli, the Jenny Wheel, and so on. Be prepared for a wild ride; and get ready to meet the sharps and the flats; the suckers; shell-men and cappers; ropers, steerers and confederates; blacklegs; top-stock gamblers and broken-down gamblers; pluggers, chippers and mud-hens, pidgeon-pluckers, scalpers and plungers, bulls and bears. This is a professional reproduction of the book published in 1890.

Card Sharps And Bucket Shops

Author : Ann Fabian
ISBN : 9781136685576
Genre : History
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Gambler King Of Clark Street

Author : Richard Lindberg
ISBN : 0809328933
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The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago’s Democratic Machine tells the story of a larger-than-life figure who fused Chicago’s criminal underworld with the city’s political and commercial spheres to create an urban machine built on graft, bribery, and intimidation. In this first ever biography of McDonald, author Richard C. Lindberg vividly paints the life of the Democratic kingmaker against the wider backdrop of nineteenth-century Chicago crime and politics. Twenty-five years before Al Capone’s birth, Michael McDonald was building the foundations of the modern Chicago Democratic machine. By marshaling control of and suborning a complex web of precinct workers, ward and county bosses, justices of the peace, police captains, contractors, suppliers, and spoils-men, the undisputed master of the gambling syndicates could elect mayoral candidates, finagle key appointments for political operatives willing to carry out his mandates, and coerce law enforcement and the judiciary. The resulting machine was dedicated to the supremacy of the city’s gambling, vice, and liquor rackets during the waning years of the Gilded Age. McDonald was warmly welcomed into the White House by two sitting presidents who recognized him for what he was: the reigning “boss” of Chicago. In a colorful and often riotous life, McDonald seemed to control everything around him—everything that is, except events in his personal life. His first wife, the fiery Mary Noonan McDonald, ran off with a Catholic priest. The second, Dora Feldman, twenty-five years his junior, murdered her teenaged lover in a sensational 1907 scandal that broke Mike’s heart and drove him to an early grave. Michael McDonald’s name has long been cited in the published work of city historians, members of academia, and the press as the principal architect of a unified criminal enterprise that reached into the corridors of power in Chicago, Cook County, the state of Illinois, and all the way to the Oval Office. The Gambler King of Clark Street is both a major addition to Chicago’s historical literature and a revealing biography of a powerful and troubled man.

The New England Watch And Ward Society

Author : P. C. Kemeny
ISBN : 9780190844394
Genre : History
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The New England Watch and Ward Society provides a new window into the history of the Protestant establishment's prominent role in late nineteenth-century public life and its confrontation with modernity, commercial culture, and cultural pluralism in early twentieth-century America. Elite liberal Protestants, typically considered progressive, urbane, and tolerant, established the Watch and Ward Society in 1878 to suppress literature they deemed obscene, notably including Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. These self-appointed custodians of Victorian culture enjoyed widespread support from many of New England's most renowned ministers, distinguished college presidents, respected social reformers, and wealthy philanthropists. In the 1880s, the Watch and Ward Society expanded its efforts to regulate public morality by attacking gambling and prostitution. The society not only expressed late nineteenth-century Victorian American values about what constituted "good literature," sexual morality, and public duty, it also embodied Protestants' efforts to promote these values in an increasingly intellectually and culturally diverse society. By 1930, the Watch and Ward Society had suffered a very public fall from grace. Following controversies over the suppression of H.L. Mencken's American Mercury as well as popular novels such as Sinclair Lewis' Elmer Gantry and D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover, cultural modernists, civil libertarians, and publishers attacked the moral reform movement, ridiculing its leaders' privileged backgrounds, social idealism, and religious commitments. Their critique reshaped the dynamics of Protestant moral reform activity as well as public discourse in subsequent decades. For more than a generation, however, the Watch and Ward Society expressed mainline Protestant attitudes toward literature, gambling, and sexuality.

Gambling In America

Author : United States. Commission on the Review of the National Policy Toward Gambling
ISBN : MINN:31951T00342901I
Genre : Gambling
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Pathological Gambling

Author : Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of Pathological Gambling
ISBN : 9780309519885
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As states have moved from merely tolerating gambling to running their own games, as communities have increasingly turned to gambling for an economic boost, important questions arise. Has the new age of gambling increased the proportion of pathological or problem gamblers in the U.S. population? Where is the threshold between "social betting" and pathology? Is there a real threat to our families, communities, and the larger society? Pathological Gambling explores America's experience of gambling, examining: The diverse and frequently controversial issues surrounding the definition of pathological gambling. Its co-occurrence with disorders such as alcoholism, drug abuse, and depression. Its social characteristics and economic consequences, both good and bad, for communities. The role of video gaming, Internet gambling, and other technologies in the development of gambling problems. Treatment approaches and their effectiveness, from Gambler's Anonymous to cognitive therapy to pharmacology. This book provides the most up-to-date information available on the prevalence of pathological and problem gambling in the United States, including a look at populations that may have a particular vulnerability to gambling: women, adolescents, and minority populations. Its describes the effects of problem gambling on families, friendships, employment, finances, and propensity to crime. How do pathological gamblers perceive and misperceive randomness and chance? What are the causal pathways to pathological gambling? What do genetics, brain imaging, and other studies tell us about the biology of gambling? Is there a bit of sensation-seeking in all of us? Who needs treatment? What do we know about the effectiveness of different policies for dealing with pathological gambling? The book reviews the available facts and frames the intriguing questions yet to be answered. Pathological Gambling will be the odds-on favorite for anyone interested in gambling in America: policymakers, public officials, economics and social researchers, treatment professionals, and concerned gamblers and their families.

Frontier Gambling

Author : G. R. Williamson
ISBN : 9780985278014
Genre : History
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The Doctrine Of Chances

Author : Stewart N. Ethier
ISBN : 9783540787839
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Three centuries ago Montmort and De Moivre published two books on probability theory emphasizing its most important application at that time, games of chance. This book, on the probabilistic aspects of gambling, is a modern version of those classics.

Digital Gambling

Author : César Albarrán-Torres
ISBN : 9781351398213
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This book develops the concept of "gamble-play media", describing how some gambling and gambling-like practices are increasingly mediated by digital technologies. Digital gambling brings gambling closer to the practices and features of videogames, as audio-visual simulations structure users’ experiences. By studying digital gambling from media studies, videogame and cultural studies approaches, this book offers a new critical perspective on the issues raised by computer-mediated gambling, while expanding our perspective on what media and gambling are. In particular, it critically analyses terrestrial, mobile and online slot machines, online poker and stock trading apps through a selection of case studies.

History Of Chicago Volume Iii

Author : Bessie Louise Pierce
ISBN : 9780226668420
Genre : History
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The first major history of Chicago ever written, A History of Chicago covers the city’s great history over two centuries, from 1673 to 1893. Originally conceived as a centennial history of Chicago, the project became, under the guidance of renowned historian Bessie Louise Pierce, a definitive, three-volume set describing the city’s growth—from its humble frontier beginnings to the horrors of the Great Fire, the construction of some of the world’s first skyscrapers, and the opulence of the 1893 World’s Fair. Pierce and her assistants spent over forty years transforming historical records into an inspiring human story of growth and survival. Rich with anecdotal evidence and interviews with the men and women who made Chicago great, all three volumes will now be available for the first time in years. A History of Chicago will be essential reading for anyone who wants to know this great city and its place in America. “With this rescue of its history from the bright, impressionable newspapermen and from the subscription-volumes, Chicago builds another impressive memorial to its coming of age, the closing of its first ‘century of progress.’”—E. D. Branch, New York Times (1937)

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