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The Resource Roll the bones : the history of gambling, David G. Schwartz

Roll the bones : the history of gambling, David G. Schwartz

Label
Roll the bones : the history of gambling
Title
Roll the bones
Title remainder
the history of gambling
Statement of responsibility
David G. Schwartz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwartz, David G.
Dewey number
795.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6710
LC item number
.S38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Gambling
Label
Roll the bones : the history of gambling, David G. Schwartz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0614/2006017509.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-545) and index
Contents
Thoth's gift : the ancient origins of gambling -- The die is cast : from classical to medieval times -- Knaves and kings : cards come into play -- Taming Tyche : the science of chance creates professional gambling -- The Ridotto revolution : mercantile gamblers create the casino -- All is on the hazard : the British come into play -- Star-spangled gamblers : the birth of American gambling -- Baiting John Bull : British gambling, 1750-1914 -- Seeking the cure : spa gambling defines Europe -- Flight of the sparrow : gambling, conquest, and colonies -- Wild cards : gambling moves west -- Fools of fortune : American gambling becomes urban -- A sunny place for shady people : gambling on the French Riviera -- Wise guys and one-armed bandits : big-city gambling in the twentieth century -- Hard to resist : Nevada becomes America's gambling oasis -- The salvation of sin : is gambling a crime or a virtue? -- A place in the sun : the Strip is born -- Runaway American dream : gambling in the public interest -- All in : gambling's global spread -- A clockwork volcano : technology and triumph -- The dream : history in perspective
Control code
ocm69671951
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 570 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781592402083
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006017509
Other control number
9781592402083
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o69671951
  • (Sirsi) o69671951
Label
Roll the bones : the history of gambling, David G. Schwartz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0614/2006017509.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-545) and index
Contents
Thoth's gift : the ancient origins of gambling -- The die is cast : from classical to medieval times -- Knaves and kings : cards come into play -- Taming Tyche : the science of chance creates professional gambling -- The Ridotto revolution : mercantile gamblers create the casino -- All is on the hazard : the British come into play -- Star-spangled gamblers : the birth of American gambling -- Baiting John Bull : British gambling, 1750-1914 -- Seeking the cure : spa gambling defines Europe -- Flight of the sparrow : gambling, conquest, and colonies -- Wild cards : gambling moves west -- Fools of fortune : American gambling becomes urban -- A sunny place for shady people : gambling on the French Riviera -- Wise guys and one-armed bandits : big-city gambling in the twentieth century -- Hard to resist : Nevada becomes America's gambling oasis -- The salvation of sin : is gambling a crime or a virtue? -- A place in the sun : the Strip is born -- Runaway American dream : gambling in the public interest -- All in : gambling's global spread -- A clockwork volcano : technology and triumph -- The dream : history in perspective
Control code
ocm69671951
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 570 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781592402083
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006017509
Other control number
9781592402083
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o69671951
  • (Sirsi) o69671951

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