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It sounds like you are asking for a book on little-known old west gamblers? Most books I know of contain information on the more well-known gambler's, however, many books, including mine, will included associates of those better known gambler's. Sometimes, digging around into the lives of those associates uncovers the history of a very interesting gambler who for what-ever reason missed out on becoming famous, but should be. Again, I will push my book your way as I do have a "rogues history gallery" of very interesting, but little known, gambler's (mostly cheats) who worked for and with Soapy.
You can read more about (and order) my book, Alias Soapy Smith: The Life and Death of a ScoundrelHERE
Yes, that's the thought rambling around in my head. Who were the lesser-known gamblers, who were gambling at the same time as the better known gamblers in the Old West? I'd love to have your book,... more
Hi, Martha. There were many many gamblers in every state and territory in the U.S. P. T. Barnum's famous quote about a "sucker born every minute" is often misquoted as most people do not understand... more
Very interesting, & thank you for this: "If you really want to know them all you will need to read the old newspapers, literally page by page. I suggest specializing in a particular area or state, as ... more