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Author Christgau, John.

Title The gambler and the bug boy : 1939 Los Angeles and the untold story of a horse racing fix / John Christgau.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2007]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 254 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. The Gambler; 2. The Bug Boy; 3. The Goose Girl; 4. Synod; 5. Whichcee; 6. Sporting Women; 7. The Biltmore Hotel; 8. Buron; 9. Kandahar; 10. Pinkus and Omelet; 11. English Harry; 12. Testa; 13. Gate Breakin' Adair; 14. Ned and Scotty; 15. "Get Giesler"; 16. The Big Shots; 17. The Dictograph Machine; 18. "The Fateful Day"; 19. The Percentages; 20. July 4, 1946; Sources.
Summary Bernard "Big" Mooney, LA bookmaker threatens jockeys with death if they didn't "pull" their horses. His unwilling partner is Albert Siler, a callow, eighteen-year-old apprentice rider from eastern Oregon. This book tells how Big Mooney manipulated this rider and how Siler tried to escape the gambler's criminal grip without ruining his career.
Note Print version record.
Subject Mooney, Big.
Siler, Albert, 1920-
Mooney, Big. (OCoLC)fst01668885
Siler, Albert, 1920- (OCoLC)fst01668884
Horse racing -- Corrupt practices -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Horse racing.
Social sciences.
TRUE CRIME -- General.
Horse racing -- Corrupt practices. (OCoLC)fst00960502
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Christgau, John. Gambler and the bug boy. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007 9780803211223 0803211228 (DLC) 2007008262 (OCoLC)85822501
ISBN 9780803215542 (electronic bk.)
0803215541 (electronic bk.)
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