Titanic Thompson : The Man Who Bet on Everything Paperback
by Kevin Cook
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 05/01/2012
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780330529952
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