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  • The Gambler and the Bug Boyby John Christgau

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Bernard "Big" Mooney, LA bookmaker threatens jockeys with death if they didn't "pull" their horses. His unwilling partner is Albert Siler, a callow, eighteen-year-old apprentice rider from eastern Oregon. This book tells how Big Mooney manipulated this rider and how Siler tried to escape the gambler's criminal grip without... more...

  • Kokomo Joeby John Christgau

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    The first Japanese American jockey, Kokomo Joe burst like a comet on the American horse-racing scene in the summer of 1941. As war with Japan loomed, Yoshio “Kokomo Joe” Kobuki won race after race, stirring passions far beyond merely the envy and antagonism of other jockeys. His is a story of the American dream catapulting headlong into the... more...

  • Birch Coulieby John Christgau

    UNP - Bison Original 2012; US$ 16.95

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  • Michael and the Whiz Kidsby John Christgau

    UNP - Bison Original 2013; US$ 18.95

    Imagine a boy, five feet tall and one hundred pounds, who wants to play high school basketball. Now imagine that he was blind until the age of six and that he?s the first black student to attend his suburban school. And there you have Michael Thompson in 1965 in San Bruno, California. He played at the school where a young English teacher was coaching... more...

  • Incident at the Otterville Stationby John Christgau

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 16.95

    While elated Northerners were celebrating victory at Gettysburg and toasting Abraham Lincoln as the Great Emancipator, Missourian Charles W. Walker was rousing his thirteen slaves in the dark of night. In defiance of a standing Union order prohibiting the transfer of slaves among states, he intended to ship his slaves by train to Kentucky, where... more...

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