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Beating the odds : the rise, fall, and resurrection of a sports handicapper

Author: Brandon Lang; Stanley Cohen
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The incredible rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches true life story of acclaimed sports tout Brandon Lang, subject of the motion picture Two for the Money.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Brandon Lang; Brandon Lang
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brandon Lang; Stanley Cohen
ISBN: 9781602396807 1602396809
OCLC Number: 277203351
Notes: "A Herman Graf book."
Description: xvi, 249 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 In the Beginning 3 --
Chapter 2 Finding My Way 17 --
Chapter 3 Learning the Trade 33 --
Chapter 4 The Million Dollar Man 45 --
Chapter 5 Super Salesman 59 --
Chapter 6 The Fundamentals of Handicapping 75 --
Chapter 7 The Bubble Bursts 91 --
Chapter 8 A Brief History of Sports Gambling 105 --
Chapter 9 The Future Beckons 113 --
Chapter 10 Connecting on the Links 127 --
Chapter 11 Slouching Toward Hollywood 139 --
Chapter 12 Caddy to the Stars 151 --
Chapter 13 Skimming the Cream-Gretzky, Jordan, Woods 169 --
Chapter 14 On Hollywood's Red Carpet 177 --
Chapter 15 Back to Basics 187 --
Chapter 16 Changing Seasons 209.
Responsibility: Brandon Lang with Stanley Cohen.
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An excellent companion to the popular movie and a very good autobiography in its own right. --David Pitt

 
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