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Author: Herbert Asbury

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781787201354

Category: True Crime

Page: 372

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From the great raconteur of the American underworld, and author of The Gangs of New York, comes Sucker’s Progress: An Information History of Gambling in America. From Midwestern Riverboats to East Coast Racetracks, Herbert Asbury explores the legal and illegal history of gambling in pre-WWII America. Describing notorious gambling havens like Chicago and New Orleans, as well as lesser-known outposts in cities like Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio, Asbury examines the gambling houses, big and small, which peppered the American landscape. Also presented are the lives of some of America’s most famous gamblers, including Mike McDonald, John Morrissey, and Richard Canfield, as well as their infamous counterparts like “Canada Bill” and “Charley Black Eyes,” men who made their names as grifters and con men. Asbury also explores the games these men played, describing the rules and origins of dozens of dice and card games. From $1 lottery tickets to thousand dollar pokes antes, America’s love of gambling thrives today, but it was during Asbury’s era that gambling was established as an American passion. “Asbury embarked on what seems in retrospect an extraordinary mission: to document the entire underworld of America, from New Orleans to San Francisco....His studies of gambling, of the racial politics of the New Orleans French Quarter, and of the history of Chicago crime remain monuments to an ambition that was then confined to the fringes of pop history. Sucker’s Progress, his history of gambling and swindling in America, is dense with facts about a subject one would have thought persisted only as rumour and tall tale.”—A. GOPNIK, The New Yorker One of the best American books of its kind. He tells the story of the New York underworld of the past century, and his narrative is excellently presented in a book adorned with amusing pictures from the weeklies and newspapers.”—E. Pearson, The Sat. Rev. of Books
2016-10-21 By Herbert Asbury

Of course , he enjoys himself apart from the particular project in which he is a sucker . Progress extorts , a small part of his individuality from him . This book deals with Progress and the sentiment that goes with it , in public and ...

Author: Lionel Josaphare


ISBN: UCAL:$B274641


Page: 109

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Steven Longstreet, Chicago, 1860–1919 (New York: McKay, 1973), 209; Asbury, Sucker's Progress, 299; Pierce, History of Chicago, 476–477. 4. Quoted in Longstreet, Chicago, 1860–1919, 201. 5. Ibid., 42–44. 6. Chicago Tribune, 9 Aug.

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252076152

Category: History

Page: 368

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A celebration of the fast, the strong, the agile, and the tricky throughout Chicago's storied sports history
2009 By Steven A. Riess

Author: Herbert Asbury


ISBN: 1258797151


Page: 566

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2013-08 By Herbert Asbury

Monte was especially popular in Spain, Central and South America and in the Spanish-influenced areas of the western United States. and in Suckers' Progress (1938) — his history of American gambling — Herbert Asbury (of Gangs of New York ...

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446472903

Category: History

Page: 400

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The language of crime has a long and venerable history - in fact, the first collection of words specifically used by criminals, Hye-Way to the Spittel House, dates from as early as 1531. Jonathon Green is our national expert on slang, and in Crooked Talk he looks at five hundred years of crooks and conmen - from the hedge-creepers and counterfeit cranks of the sixteenth century to the blaggers and burners of the twenty-first - as well as the swag, the hideouts, the getaway vehicles and the 'tools of the trade'. Not to mention a substantial detour into the world of prisons that faced those unlucky enough to be caught by the boys in blue. If you have ever wondered when the police were first referred to as pigs, why prison guards became known as redraws, or what precisely the subtle art of dipology involves, then this book has all the answers.
2011-06-02 By Jonathon Green

The Service is currently conducting a status review of the two listed suckers to evaluate our progress towards recovery of the two suckers . In addition , the Service will be revising its recovery plan to help guide any watershed ...



ISBN: UOM:39015085444043



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A progress report on “Fluid slippage in down-hole rod-drawn oil well pumps.” Proc. 45th Southwestern petroleum short course. 1998. p. 180–191. [64] Patterson J, Dittman J, Curfew J, Hill J, Brauten D, Williams B. Progress report #2 on ...

Author: Gabor Takacs

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780124172128

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 598

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Sucker-Rod Pumping Handbook presents the latest information on the most common form of production enhancement in today’s oil industry, making up roughly two-thirds of the producing oilwell operations in the world. The book begins with an introduction to the main features of sucker rod pumping and an explanation and comparison of lift methods. It goes on to provide the technical and practical knowledge needed to introduce the new and practicing production engineer and operator to the equipment, technology, and applications required to maintain optimum operating conditions. Sucker-Rod Pumping Handbook is a must-have manual that ensures operators understand the design, components, and operation of sucker rod pump systems, learn the functions of the systems, apply the fundamental production engineering theories and calculations, and accomplish maximum system efficiency by avoiding the typical pitfalls that lead to fatigue and failure. Covers basic equipment, techniques, and codes to follow in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand format Helps users grasp common handling problems that lead to failures Provides analysis of sucker rod pump installations, including well testing, dynamometer surveys, and modern interpretation methods Aids operators in understanding and applying fundamental production theories and calculations of operational parameters
2015-05-02 By Gabor Takacs

Herbert Asbury, Suckers' Progress (New York,1938),p. 51;Elizabeth Eliot, Portrait ofaSport: TheStory of Steeplechasing in Great Britain and the United States (Woodstock, Vt., 1957), p. 114; Barton Wood Currie, “The Transformation ofthe ...

Author: Jackson Lears

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101200377

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Jackson Lears has won accolades for his skill in identifying the rich and unexpected layers of meaning beneath the familiar and mundane in our lives. Now, he challenges the conventional wisdom that the Protestant ethic of perseverance, industry, and disciplined achievement is what made America great. Turning to the deep, seldom acknowledged reverence for luck that runs through our entire history from colonial times to the early twenty-first century, Lears traces how luck, chance, and gambling have shaped and, at times, defined our national character.
2004-07-27 By Jackson Lears

... the barbedwire king, who, in 1897 en a train between Chicago and Pittsburgh, apparently won $22,000 by betting on raindrop races, a window-pane serving as a course. (See H. Asbury, Suckers Progress New York, Dodd Mead, 1938], p.

Author: Erving Goffman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351512077

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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"Not then, men and their moments. Rather, moment and their men," writes Erving Goffman in the introduction to his groundbreaking 1967 Interaction Ritual, a study of face-to-face interaction in natural settings, that class of events which occurs during co-presence and by virtue of co-presence. The ultimate behavioral materials are the glances, gestures, positionings, and verbal statements that people continuously feed into situations, whether intended or not. A sociology of occasions is here advocated. Social organization is the central theme, but what is organized is the co-mingling of persons and the temporary interactional enterprises that can arise therefrom. A normatively stabilized structure is at issue, a "social gathering," but this is a shifting entity, necessarily evanescent, created by arrivals and killed by departures. The major section of the book is the essay "Where the Action Is," drawing on Goffman's last major ethnographic project observation of Nevada casinos. Tom Burns says of Goffman's work "The eleven books form a singularly compact body of writing. All his published work was devoted to topics and themes which were closely connected, and the methodology, angles of approach and of course style of writing remained characteristically his own throughout. Interaction Ritual in particular is an interesting account of daily social interaction viewed with a new perspective for the logic of our behavior in such ordinary circumstances as entering a crowded elevator or bus." In his new introduction, Joel Best considers Goffman's work in toto and places Interaction Ritual in that total context as one of Goffman's pivotal works: "His subject matter was unique. In sharp contrast to the natural tendency of many scholars to tackle big, important topics, Goffman was a minimalist, working on a small scale, and concentrating on the most mundane, ordinary social contacts, on everyday life.'"
2017-07-12 By Erving Goffman

... Business and War (McDonald) Strike price Stud-horse poker Stud poker: in California procedure for Suckers Progress: An Informal History of Gambling in America from the Colonies to Canfield (Asbury) Sung, Michael Super Duper Stores ...

Author: Aaron Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118161104

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Wall Street is where poker and modern finance?and the theory behind these "games"?clash head on. In both worlds, real risk means real money is made or lost in a heart beat, and neither camp is always rational with the risk it takes. As a result, business and financial professionals who want to use poker insights to improve their job performance will find this entertaining book a "must read." So will poker players searching for an edge in applying the insights of risk-takers on Wall Street.
2011-08-26 By Aaron Brown