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Running the Table The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler by L. Jon Wertheim

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Published by Houghton Mifflin .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Billiards,
  • Indoor Games,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Sports,
  • General,
  • Pool, Billiards, Snooker,
  • Sports - General,
  • Sports & Recreation / General,
  • Billiard players,
  • Biography,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9414874M
ISBN 100618664742
ISBN 109780618664740
OCLC/WorldCa85833355

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RUNNING THE TABLE spins the outrageous tale of Kid Delicious and his studly if less talented setup man, Bristol Bob. Never was there a more entertaining or mismatched pair of sidekicks, as together they go underground into the flavorfully seamy world of pool to learn the art of the hustle and experience the highs and lows of life on the road. Run The Table book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. ~Would you cheat if the deck was already stacked against you?~Paralyzed by 5/5. Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler L. Jon Wertheim, Author. Houghton Mifflin $24 (p) ISBN   "Running the Books", by Avi Steinberg is subtitled, "The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian". On the surface, it's an interesting look at how the author spent two years as a librarian in one of Boston's prisons/5.

Jersey boy’s hardscrabble rise from local pool-hall hustler to tournament pro, in slavish detail. Dilated from a recent Sports Illustrated article by senior writer Wertheim (Transition Game: How Hoosiers Went Hip-Hop, , etc.), this effusive book profiles young Danny Basavich, an ungainly, overweight boy who, in , dropped out of high school at the age of 50 Best Running Books of all Time – Motivation, Training, Nutrition. shares. Train smart, eat well, & enjoy the run! — P. Mark Taylor that would be the shortest and yet best running book I could recommend. We know that the overall concept of a good training cycle is simple, but that doesn’t meant easy and it doesn’t mean there aren. Man that’s a Boston if your partner got 2 for sure books run that shit. I’m sorry but I’m that shit talker at the table rather I am winning or losing. That’s the fun of it. You got to go hard or stay home. My kids friends will not play if I am on the table. I had 4 kids and taught them all how to play we always had a spade game going on. "Running the Table" is a book about friendship, hustling and an America that you didn't know existed. Wertheim evokes a subculture full of nefarious but loveable characters and illuminates a country's Price Range: $ - $