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The Resource From the mill to Monte Carlo : the working-class Englishman who beat the Monaco casino and changed gambling forever, Anne Fletcher

From the mill to Monte Carlo : the working-class Englishman who beat the Monaco casino and changed gambling forever, Anne Fletcher

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From the mill to Monte Carlo : the working-class Englishman who beat the Monaco casino and changed gambling forever
Title
From the mill to Monte Carlo
Title remainder
the working-class Englishman who beat the Monaco casino and changed gambling forever
Statement of responsibility
Anne Fletcher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joseph Hobson Jagger was the only Monte Carlo gambler to devise an infallible and completely legal system. He was not a gentleman or an aristocrat; he was a working class Victorian man who entered the textile mills of Bradford to work when he was a child. What led a man like this to travel to the entirely alien world of the south of France at a time when most people still lived and died within a few miles of where they were born? The trains that took him to Monte Carlo were relatively new and still dangerous, he did not speak French and he had never before left the north of England. His motivation was strong and desperate. Jagger, his wife and four children, the youngest of whom was only two, faced debtors' prison, an institution which was brutal and harsh and from which many were never released. His business had failed and the only escape seemed to be a desperate gamble on the roulette tables
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fletcher, Anne
Dewey number
  • 795.2'3'092
  • 795.23092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jagger, Joseph Hobson
  • Gamblers
  • Roulette
  • Biography
Label
From the mill to Monte Carlo : the working-class Englishman who beat the Monaco casino and changed gambling forever, Anne Fletcher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781445671390
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445671390
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
From the mill to Monte Carlo : the working-class Englishman who beat the Monaco casino and changed gambling forever, Anne Fletcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781445671390
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445671390
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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