The Gambler and the Bug Boy

The Gambler and the Bug Boy

1939 Los Angeles and the Untold Story of A Horse Racing Fix

eBook - 2007
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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.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (x, 254 pages)


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