Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

At fourteen he could stack a deck of cards. Over the years, he bilked soldiers, paymasters, cotton buyers, thieves, and businessmen alike. He fought more fights than anyone, and was never beaten. This is his story.

Author: George H. Devol

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781557091109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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George H. Devol was the greatest riverboat gambler in the history of the Mississippi. Born in Ohio in 1829, he ran away from home and worked as a cabin boy at age ten. At fourteen he could stack a deck of cards. Over the years, he bilked soldiers, paymasters, cotton buyers, thieves, and businessmen alike. He fought more fights than anyone, and was never beaten. This is his story. Nobody was ever bored by it.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

She begged me to quit gambling , and settle down . I partly agreed to do as ...
There is one thing that I am sure of , and that is , if I had married my * first love , ” I
would not now be writing “ Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi . " THE
BOYS ...

Author: George H. Devol

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158000922327

Category: Gambling

Page: 292

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Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol, first published in 1887, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
Categories: Gambling

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

Author: George H. Devol

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 0554306603

Category: Games

Page: 396

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Categories: Games

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

In his "Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi" Devol recounts dozens of anecdotes of how he plied his Three-Card Monte and sharp dealing skills to cheat the cheaters and/or suckers on steamboats and in river towns over more than four ...

Author: George Devol

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1541264029

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Page: 224

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Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: George H B 1829 Devol

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0343097613

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Page: 320

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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George Devol

George Devol

The steamboat scoundrel was a major character in the history of the Old West and his story is told in a humorous, entertaining style and is the first book to cover his entire saga.

Author: G. R Williamson

Publisher: Indian Head Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 305

View: 871

Without a doubt, George Devol was the most notorious of the Mississippi riverboat gamblers. He mastered the fine art of card manipulation at an early age and by the time he reached twenty he was an accomplished card sharp. Devol could stack a deck, deal seconds or from the bottom of the deck. Though he had large hands, he could nimbly palm cards or insert cards with ease. He knew all the tricks to skin wealthy plantation owners, merchants, businessmen, soldiers, and even ministers who traveled on the busy waterways of the nineteenth century. At the same time, Devol was a maestro at working the short cons, particularly 3 card Monte. He and his partners raked in millions from fleeced suckers over the course of his forty years as a crooked gambler. George Devol – Notorious Riverboat Gambler, Card Sharp & Scam Artist tells his story in vivid detail based on solid historical research. Then, Devol tells his own story through his meandering, semi-autobiography, Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi, he published in 1896 at the age of 67 when he retired from gambling. In a series of 179 memoirs, he recounts the major events of his gambling life. Though heavily embellished, his accounts divulge his cheating technics and his philosophy about skinning his victims. Allowing for his penchant for self-aggrandizement, the memoirs are a hoot to read. George Devol’s book is included with all of his stories appearing exactly as he published them in 1896, with all the spelling and grammatical mistakes intact. The steamboat scoundrel was a major character in the history of the Old West and his story is told in a humorous, entertaining style and is the first book to cover his entire saga.
Categories: Games & Activities

Widener Library Shelflist American history

Widener Library Shelflist  American history

Nelson , J . Y . Fifty years on the trail . Norman , 1963 , Union Pacific Railroad
Company . Descripti ion of western rescrts for health and pleasure via Union
Pacific Railway . Devol , G . A . Forty years a gambler on the Mississippi . 2nd ed .
N . Y .

Author: Harvard University. Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082981534

Category: Classified catalogs

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Prostitution Drugs Gambling and Organized Crime

Prostitution  Drugs  Gambling  and Organized Crime

These characteristics of organized gambling were the legacy of the nineteenth
century . NOTES 1. John P. Quinn , Fools of Fortune ; or ... George H. Devol ,
Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi , 2nd ed . ( New York : G. H. Devol ,
1892 ) ...

Author: Eric H. Monkkonen

Publisher: De Gruyter Saur

ISBN: 3598414196

Category: Social Science

Page: 794

View: 901

Part of a series examining the history of crime and justice in America, this volume looks at the development of vice. The contributors assess the prohibition years, the geography of urban sex, the growth of gambling and the structure of intercity criminal activity.
Categories: Social Science

Criminal Activity in the Deep South 1700 1930

Criminal Activity in the Deep South  1700 1930

Author:

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015017972822

Category: Law

Page: 261

View: 492

The scarcity of statistical data for earlier historical periods and the relative inaccessibility of widely scattered source materials have created difficulties for scholars attempting to focus on the patterns of American crime. This new bibliography will make their task easier. The first work of its kind to deal with crime in the deep South, it lists and describes published and unpublished materials on eight southern states from 1700 to 1930, the year the U.S. government began to collect and compile crime statistics. Within each geographical section, resources are organized according to type. Monographs, journal articles, dissertations, theses and manuscript collections are included. Listings are given for newspaper articles covering specific crimes, criminals, and types of criminal activity not treated in the monographic and journal literature. Entries for crime-related fiction, film, and drama are presented in separate sections. Complete author, name, and subject indexes are supplied. Systematically consolidating and organizing the available information on southern crime, this bibliography will provide valuable assistance to scholars in the field and help to identify promising avenues for future research.
Categories: Law

Life on the River

Life on the River

A Pictorial History of the Mississippi, the Missouri, and the Western River System
Norbury L. Wayman ... From Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi , George H
. Devol TOILET II cao Games for high stakes always aroused interest among ...

Author: Norbury L. Wayman

Publisher: Random House Value Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002288830

Category: Mississippi River Valley

Page: 338

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Categories: Mississippi River Valley

Lady Luck s Companion

Lady Luck s Companion

... of the great Mississippi riv - erboat gamblers of his day . He was also the only
one of his ilk to write an autobiography , Forty Years A Gambler on the
Mississippi , which is packed with gambling stories , advice , philosophy , and
adventures ...

Author: A. J. Berger

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 0060146966

Category: Gambling

Page: 280

View: 645

Categories: Gambling

A Bibliography of Louisiana Books and Pamphlets

A Bibliography of Louisiana Books and Pamphlets

Author: University of Alabama. Library. T.P. Thompson Collection

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020110139

Category: American literature

Page: 210

View: 605

Categories: American literature

Black Communities and Urban Development in America 1720 1990

Black Communities and Urban Development in America  1720 1990

following year as that bold young officer from Louisiana who had led his unit over
the ramparts at Port Hudson . President of the ... In Forty Years a Gambler on the
Mississippi , George H . Devol recalled , " He was my boy . I raised him , and ...

Author: Kenneth L. Kusmer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: WISC:89058603028

Category: History

Page: 379

View: 105

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The American Gambler Story in the Sentimental Tradition 1794 to 1870

The American Gambler Story in the Sentimental Tradition  1794 to 1870

George Devol , the famous author of Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi , a
partner of Canada Bill's for many years , saw Bill as a medium - sized , chicken -
headed , tow - haired sort of man with mild blue eyes , and a mouth nearly from ...

Author: Clarence Ellsworth Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293030821171

Category: American literature

Page: 438

View: 617

Categories: American literature

Southern Studies

Southern Studies

He was introduced to the “ National Convention of Colored Citizens ” in Syracuse
the following year as that bold young officer from Louisiana who ... In Forty Years
a Gambler on the Mississippi , George H. Devol recalled , “ He was my boy .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158008850009

Category: Southern States

Page:

View: 727

An interdisciplinary journal of the South.
Categories: Southern States

Gambler s Digest

Gambler s Digest

In addition to its information on gambling, it gives the reader a better perspective
on India. ... George H. Devol's Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi,
published in facsimile reprint by Steck- Vaughan Company, is rich in Americana,
with ...

Author: Clement McQuaid

Publisher:

ISBN: 069580104X

Category: Gambling

Page: 320

View: 760

Categories: Gambling

New Orleans

New Orleans

One successful gambler , George Devol , outlined his career in his autobiography
, Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi : “ A cabin boy in 1839 , could steal
cards and cheat the boys at eleven ; stack a deck at fourteen ; bested soldiers in ...

Author: Sarah Searight

Publisher: Stein & Day Pub

ISBN: UVA:X001229406

Category: New Orleans (La.)

Page: 303

View: 608

Categories: New Orleans (La.)

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

Author: Leslie Dunmore-Leiber

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020065162

Category: Book review digest

Page:

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Categories: Book review digest

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

GamblingMississippi River - History — 19th century . 3 . Mississippi River —
Description and travel . 4 . Frontier and pioneer life - Mississippi River . 5 .
Gamblers ... Forty years a gambler on the Mississippi / by George H . Devol .
Facsim . ed .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079622737

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature