Bookie: My Life in Disorganized Crime - The Real Story of Alfred Talcum

By: Mayer, Gary

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Book Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Small chip to top edge of front jacket panel, two small tears to top edge of front jacket panel, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1974 Hard Cover. 258 pp. At the tender age of nine, Alfred Talcum lost $2.75 when the Red Sox blew both ends of a doubleheader to the New York Yankees. Seven years later, Alfred won $160 in a poker game held in the third-floor boys' room in Commerce High School. Alfred celebrated his twenty-first birthday by losing nine races and $280 at Belmont Racetrack. Now, almost every day of his life, this same Alfred Talcum wins and loses thousands of dollars sitting in a dump on the upper West Side of New York City, having hundreds of very short telephone conversations with some very weird people. Alfred, you see, doesn't play poker or bet horses or sports any more. He finally gave it all up for his true calling. He's a bookie!

Title: Bookie: My Life in Disorganized Crime - The Real Story of Alfred Talcum

Author: Mayer, Gary

Categories: True Crime, Law & Legal Reform, Biography,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: J.P. Tarcher, Inc./Hawthorn Books, Inc.: 1974

ISBN Number: 0874770238

ISBN Number 13: 9780874770230

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2281633

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY TRUE CRIME ALFRED TALCUM LAW LEGAL REFORM BOOKMAKER GAMBLING BETTING,