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The sport of kings and the kings of crime : horse racing, politics, and organized crime in New York, 1865-1913

Author: Steven A Riess
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, ©2011.
Series: Sports and entertainment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Horse Racing, Politics and Gambling 1865-1913 in New York

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven A Riess
ISBN: 9780815609858 081560985X
OCLC Number: 681500710
Awards: Commended for Society of Midland Authors Award (Adult Nonfiction) 2012
Description: xxiv, 446 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface --
The rise of horse racing in America --
The American Jockey Club and the rebirth of New York turf --
The emergence of the Brooklyn racetracks, 1879-86 --
The Ives Pool Law of 1887 --
Politics and the turf in New Jersey, 1870-94 --
From the Board of Control to the Jockey Club, 1891-94 --
The poolroom business in metropolitan New York, 1863-98 --
New York racing under attack, 1894-96 --
A glorious decade of racing: the New York Turf, 1897-1907 --
The gambling trust and the poolrooms, 1899-1913 --
The demise and resurrection of racing in New York, 1907-13 --
Conclusion: Racing, machine politics, and organized crime.
Series Title: Sports and entertainment.
Responsibility: Steven A. Riess.

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