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The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York, 18651913

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Book News Annotation:

Riess (history, Northeastern Illinois U.) offers an in-depth history of the world of horse racing in New York State in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, describing the web of politics, illegal and legal gambling, organized crime, and political machines connected to the popular sport. Based on exhaustive research, the volume is impressive in its scope and the analysis of the complex interrelationships involved, taking this history beyond horse racing to show how established and prevalent such systems were in New York and America of the time. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815609858
Author:
Riess, Steven A.
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : History
Subject:
New York (State)
Subject:
History
Subject:
Political aspects
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Organized Crime
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Games-Horse Racing
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English

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