Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything (Paperback)Kevin Cook (author)
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Titanic Thompson is the rollicking true story of one of the most charismatic characters in twentieth-century America. Travelling only with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash, this is the legendary tale of a man who was married five times to five different girls, all teenagers on their wedding day. He killed five men, though he'd say `they'd all agree they had it coming to them'. He won and lost millions in a time when being a millionaire still really meant something.
Filled with fascinating facts and famous faces - Harry Houdini, Al Capone, Lee Trevino, Arnold Rothstein and Jean Harlow all make appearances - this is a brilliant and compelling snapshot of life on the road in freewheelin' America.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 211 g
Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 15 mm
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This true story reads like a fast paced fictional novel and takes you to a time and place in recent American history that excites anyone who has ever placed a bet. The fact that it is a true story about a unique guy... More
“Titanic Thompson - floats my boat”
Larger than Life - you bet!
As they say the truth is often stranger than fiction, but this chap appears to have packed more into his life than the rest of us put together.
A well written tbiography which roles along... More
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