Story | Sep 5, 2010
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Story | Dec 18, 2010Alvin Clarence Thomas, a.k.a. Titanic Thompson, was a gambler and golf hustler who died at age 82 on May 19, 1974, but whose outlaw career really flourished, as Kevin Cook records with breezy relish in his biography "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything," between 1920 and 1950. That period was a golden age in the history of the American confidence game.
Book review: 'At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing,' edited by George Kimball and John Schulian
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Refreshing View People who were reared in small towns and now live in big, busy cities are inclined to forget the life they knew unless, as in the case of Mrs. Pat Bernesser of Inglewood, they get a look at the hometown paper. Then it all comes back,...
Story | May 25, 2008