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The sport of kings and the kings of crime : horse racing, politics, and organized crime in New York, 1865-1913 /

"Riess narrates the history of horse racing, detailing how and why New York became the national capital of the sport from the mid-1860s until the early twentieth century. The sport's survival depended upon the racetrack being the nexus between politicians and organized crime. The powerful...

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Main Author: Riess, Steven A.
Format: Online Book
Published: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, ©2011.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:Sports and entertainment.
Online Access:Online version
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