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McGoorty: A Pool Room Hustler

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Publisher Comments:

The Broadway Books Library of Larceny

Luc Sante, General Editor

McGoorty is master billiards writer Robert Byrne’s racy account of the life of Danny McGoorty, a billiards champion of that bygone era when cue artists were often scam artists and pool rooms were held to be dens of iniquity. Hustler and hobo, womanizer and fashion plate, McGoorty was at once eyewitness to Capone’s Chicago and the feats of greats like Willie Hoppe and Willie Mosconi. In an all-American voice at once sarcastic, profane, humorous, and chock full of colorful lingo, he relates his colorful and seedy life and times with a unique style and brio.

Synopsis:

Traces the infamous career of billiards champion and pool room hustler Danny McGoorty, citing his escapades as a scam artist, womanizer, and fashionable dresser as well as his relationships with such figures as Al Capone, Willie Hoppe, and Willie Mosconi. Reprint.

About the Author

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ROBERT BYRNE is a bestselling author on billiards history, has appeared in countless instructional tapes, and was named best writer by Billiards Digest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767918114
Subtitle:
A Pool Room Hustler
Publisher:
BROADWAY BOOKS
Author:
Byrne, Robert
Author:
Robert Byrne
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
General
Subject:
Pool, Billiards, Snooker
Subject:
True Crime-General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Sports & Recreation-Pool, Billiards, Snooker
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
True Crime : General
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Pool, Billiards, Snooker
Subject:
Billiard players
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040323
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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"Synopsis" by , Traces the infamous career of billiards champion and pool room hustler Danny McGoorty, citing his escapades as a scam artist, womanizer, and fashionable dresser as well as his relationships with such figures as Al Capone, Willie Hoppe, and Willie Mosconi. Reprint.
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