Son Of A Gambling Man

Son Of A Gambling Man

Son Of A Gambling Man

A memoir of growing up in mob-run Sin City from a casino heir-turned-governor who's seen two sides of every coin When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city, a far cry from the glamorous, exciting place it is today. Driving the family car was his father Ross Miller, a tough guy—though a good family man—who had operated on both sides of the law on some of the meaner streets of industrial Chicago. The Miller family was as close and as warm as "Ozzie and Harriet," as long as you knew that Ozzie was a bookmaker and a business acquaintance of some very dubious criminal types. As Bob grew up, so did Vegas, now a "town" of some two million. Ross Miller became a respectable businessman and partner in a major casino, though he was still capable of settling a score with his fists. And Bob went on to law school, entering law enforcement and eventually becoming a popular governor of Nevada, holding office longer than anybody in the state's history. And the Miller family's legacy continues. Bob's own son is presently serving as Secretary of State. A warm family memoir, the story of a city heir, with just a little bit of The Godfather and Casino thrown in for spice, Son of a Gambling Man is a unique and thoroughly memorable story.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bob Miller
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2013-03-12
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781250012463


Son Of The Gamblin Man

Son Of The Gamblin Man

Based on the lives of John J. Cozad and Robert Henri.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Mari Sandoz
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 1976-01-01
Total Pages : 348 Pages
ISBN : 080325833X


A Gambling Man

A Gambling Man

Evoking the golden age of crime, and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes the second book in the Private Investigator Archer series, A Gambling Man from one of the world’s bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci. A lucky roll of the dice California, 1949. Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job with a renowned Private Investigator in Bay Town. Feeling lucky, he stops off at a casino in Reno, where he meets an aspiring actress, Liberty Callahan. Together, they head west on a journey filled with danger and surprises – because Archer isn’t the only one with a secretive past. A risk worth taking Arriving in a town rife with corruption, Archer is tasked with finding out who is doing everything they can to disrupt the appointment of a top official. Then two seemingly unconnected people are murdered at a burlesque club. In a tight-lipped community, Archer must dig deep to reveal the connection between the victims. All bets are off As the final perilous showdown unfurls, Archer will need all of his skills to decipher the truth from the lies and finally, to prove she’s a star in the making, will Liberty have her moment in the spotlight? A Gambling Man is the second historical crime novel in David Baldacci’s Private Investigator Archer series, following the Sunday Times top five bestseller One Good Deed.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : David Baldacci
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2021-04-15
Total Pages : 493 Pages
ISBN : 9781529061819


A Gambling Man

A Gambling Man

Charles II was thirty when he crossed the Channel in fine May weather in 1660. His Restoration was greeted with maypoles and bonfires, like spring after long years of Cromwell's rule. But there was no going back, no way he could 'restore' the old. Certainty had vanished. The divinity of kingship fled with his father's beheading. 'Honour' was now a word tossed around in duels. 'Providence' could no longer be trusted. As the country was rocked by plague, fire and war, people searched for new ideas by which to live. Exactly ten years later Charles II would stand again on the shore at Dover, laying the greatest bet of his life in a secret deal with his cousin, Louis XIV. The Restoration decade was one of experiment: from the science of the Royal Society to the startling role of credit and risk, from the shocking licence of the court to the failed attempts at toleration of different beliefs. Negotiating all these, Charles II, the 'slippery sovereign', played odds and took chances, dissembling and manipulating his followers. The theatres were restored, but the king was the supreme actor. Yet while his grandeur, his court and his colourful sex life were on display, his true intentions lay hidden. A Gambling Man is a portrait of Charles II, exploring his elusive nature through the lens of these ten vital years - and a portrait of a vibrant, violent, pulsing world, racked with plague, fire and war, in which the risks the king took forged the fate of the nation, on the brink of the modern world.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jenny Uglow
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2009-11-05
Total Pages : 592 Pages
ISBN : 9780571255535


Midnight Son

Midnight Son

New York Times bestselling author Barbara Dunlop is back with the sizzling tale of a woman who may have been switched at birth…and the man who has to figure out if she’s the real deal… He’s determined to shed light on this mystery woman until he’s dazzled by her charms… Alaskan bush pilot and telecom exec Nathaniel Stone isn’t ready to trust the stunning stranger who insists she’s his employer’s long-lost biological daughter. Was Sophie Crush really switched at birth? Or is the Seattle restaurant manager running a brilliant con to insinuate herself into the wealthy Anchorage family? Nathaniel gets closer to find out—too close. Because when he lets down his guard and gives in to passion, revelations threaten to expose his own deception…and a shattering family secret. From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry. Love triumphs in these uplifting romances, part of the Gambling Men series: Book 1: The Twin Switch Book 2: The Dating Dare Book 3: Midnight Son Book 4: Husband in Name Only

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Barbara Dunlop
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2022-01-25
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780369708526


Gambling With The Crown

Gambling With The Crown

This Sheikh plays to win! The crown of Kyr holds no appeal for pleasure-seeking Sheikh Kadir al-Hassan--his memories of the kingdom are as dark as a desert's night. But neither will he shirk his duty.... Instead, Kadir returns home with a bride so unsuitable, no one will want him to be king! Long-suffering assistant Emily Bryant is the most important person in Kadir's high-octane life, and the most invisible--until she's promoted to royal bride! Sealing their marriage bargain with a scorching kiss leaves Kadir craving more.... Now Kadir must decide what's really at stake in his royal game--his desert duty, or Emily!

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lynn Raye Harris
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2014-04-15
Total Pages : 191 Pages
ISBN : 9780373132416


A Rogue By Any Other Name

A Rogue By Any Other Name

What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets. . . A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London's most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury. A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to an unexplored world of pleasures. Bourne may be a prince of London's illicit underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness—a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them . . . .even her heart.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Sarah MacLean
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-02-28
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780062065384


To Live

To Live

From the author of Brothers and China in Ten Words: this celebrated contemporary classic of Chinese literature was also adapted for film by Zhang Yimou. This searing novel, originally banned in China but later named one of that nation’s most influential books, portrays one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a landlord to a kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family’s fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox as the companion of his final years, Fugui stands as a model of gritty authenticity, buoyed by his appreciation for life in this narrative of humbling power.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Yu Hua
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2007-12-18
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780307429797


A Gambling Man Aloysius Archer Book 2

A Gambling Man Aloysius Archer Book 2

Aloysius Archer travels to 1950s California to apprentice with a legendary private eye and former FBI agent but immediately finds himself involved in a scandal

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Genre : California
Author : David Baldacci
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2021-04-15
Total Pages : 438 Pages
ISBN : 1529061776


The Gambling Man

The Gambling Man

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Catherine Cookson
Publisher : Bantam Books
Release : 1982-12-18
Total Pages : 316 Pages
ISBN : 0552104507