Hustler Days: Minnesota Fats, Wimpy Lassiter, Jersey Red, and America's Great Age of Pool

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Hustler Days: Minnesota Fats, Wimpy Lassiter, Jersey Red, and America's Great Age of Pool

Hustler Days Minnesota Fats Wimpy Lassiter Jersey Red and America s Great Age of Pool Minnesota Fats was a brilliant pool player but he was even better at lying about his past Wimpy Lassiter the gentleman hustler started playing at age seven and for the rest of his life lived for t

  • Title: Hustler Days: Minnesota Fats, Wimpy Lassiter, Jersey Red, and America's Great Age of Pool
  • Author: R.A. Dyer
  • ISBN: 9781592286461
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
  • Minnesota Fats was a brilliant pool player, but he was even better at lying about his past Wimpy Lassiter, the gentleman hustler, started playing at age seven, and for the rest of his life lived for therush of victory and high stakes Violent and determined, Jersey Red made and lost a fortune at the table.With a passion for the game evident on every page, R A Dyer takesMinnesota Fats was a brilliant pool player, but he was even better at lying about his past Wimpy Lassiter, the gentleman hustler, started playing at age seven, and for the rest of his life lived for therush of victory and high stakes Violent and determined, Jersey Red made and lost a fortune at the table.With a passion for the game evident on every page, R A Dyer takes us through the smoky bars and late nights where a win was just as dangerous as a loss He captures the game s popularity in the thirties, its dark days in the fifties, and its renaissance and apex in the sixties, fueled by the smashing success of Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason going toe to toe in The Hustler It was an era that culminated in the legendary nationally televised tournaments in Little Egypt, Illinois, where Jersey Red and Wimpy Lassiter went at it for hours And it was anera that ended in perhaps the most dramatic scene in all of pool Just as Jersey Red beat Wimpy Lassiter in 1969, after a decade of bitter rivalry, the police shut down the tournament Cameras in tow, they arrested eighty hustlers including the new champion From Fats s first showdown in Brooklyn, with a Texas style gunslinger in cowboy boots and revolvers to world championship clashes, Hustler Days is a rollicking portrait of one of our national treasures.

    Hustler Days Minnesota Fats, Wimpy Lassiter, Jersey Red Hustler Days is a good intro to the history of pool in the era of the lives of the legendary Minnesota Fats, Luther Lassiter and Jersey Red It starts off going into each character s upbringing, covers their dominance as pool hustlers, and the culture of the early th century that helped produce these legends of Hustler The Champ Willie Mosconi, Minnesota Fats, And It was Valentine s Day, , and Howard Cosell was hosting the long awaited show down between the best ever tournament player, Willie Mosconi, and the game s most famous hustler, Minnesota Fats. Minnesota Fats, a Real Hustler With a Pool Cue, Is Dead Jan , January , , Page The New York Times Archives Rudolf Walter Wanderone, the charming, slick talking pool hustler who labored largely in The Hustler Fast Eddie Felson is a small time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self destructive attitude His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high stakes match, but he loses in a heartbreaking marathon. The Hustler film The Hustler is a American CinemaScope drama film directed by Robert Rossen from Walter Tevis s novel of the same name, adapted for the screen by Rossen and Sidney Carroll.It tells the story of small time pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson and his desire to break into the major league of professional hustling and high stakes wagering by high rollers that follows it. Minnesota Fats Hustler Graphite Pool Cue DICK S Shop a wide selection of Minnesota Fats Hustler Graphite Pool Cue at DICKS Sporting Goods and order online for the finest quality products from the top brands you trust. Hustler powerboats for sale by owner powerboatlistings hustler rockit hustler rockit with a mercury racing engine,bravo its drive,fly by wire controls no cables , year mercury warranty, test hours on boat,garmin gps with integrated mercury smartcraft, livorsi controls and gauges,livorsi trim tabs with led indicators,halon fire system fume detector,carbon fiber dash,sony bluetooth stereo with jl watt amp. The Hustler Rotten Tomatoes As The Hustler s Fast Eddie Felson, Paul Newman created a classic antihero, charismatic but fundamentally flawed, and nobody s role model A pool player from Oakland, CA, as good as anyone who Banking With The Beard Secrets of a hardcore pool hustler Secrets from Kilroy s Old Time Hustler s Handbook Rules of the Road Items from my personal Hustler s Handbook These are lessons that the Square Johns that hung in the poolroom were never made privy to until now. HUSTLER X ONE For Sale Listings tractorhouse Hustler X One Kawasaki FX THE ALL DAY, EVERY DAY PERFORMING COMMERCIAL ZERO TURN MOWER With the perfect combination of power and versatility, the X ONE can do it all.

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    One thought on “Hustler Days: Minnesota Fats, Wimpy Lassiter, Jersey Red, and America's Great Age of Pool

    1. Harold on said:

      Give me a well written book about pool hustlers, card sharps, con artists, etc. and I'm in heaven every time. The book engrosses me and I find myself reading through it much quicker than my usual (snail's) pace. I'm fascinated by the mix of psychology and deception tinged to a greater or lesser extent with larceny and the taking advantage of the pigeon's greed. A con artist uses deception, lies and most of all the sucker's greed to lure him or her into a deceptive scheme. In the hands of an expe [...]

    2. Gimbi on said:

      Fun read, but definitely for billiard players. Not something I'd recommend if you weren't already interested.

    3. CD on said:

      Let's Go! The hustler's cry of challenge from the dim not so distant past is the imperative of this book.R. A. Dyer takes the reader on a reverent romp through a chapter of forgotten or little known history. This story is from a segment of America that did its best to hide for most of the first half of the 20th century. Then, as it was about to wane forever, a renaissance driven by a Hollywood movie gave rise to a new chapter chronicled here through the stories of three important figures and man [...]

    4. Joshua on said:

      Second pool based book of the year and looking for more! This tells the story of three of the major players in pool history: Minnesota Fats, Wimpy Lassiter and Jersey Red. I'm fascinated by this lost world of pool halls--especially before the 1950s--when these men criss crossed the country in search of one thing: suckers. Great.

    5. Gregory on said:

      For anybody who ever "shot stick" this is a rare glimpse into the glory days of American Pool and Pool Halls. First Edition w/Dust Jacket

    6. aaron on said:

      this is a good, simple read about the golden age of pool. it contains storys about some of the best pool players of the age, minnesota fats, jersey red, and wimpy lassiter. good, quick read.

    7. Lindig on said:

      Golden Age of pool playing in the U.S. 1950s-70s; Jersey Red, Willie Mosconi, Minnesota Fats, and more. for Perm. Lib.

    8. Todd A on said:

      Cigar filled back rooms full of wagers- easy read about the glory days of pool. Tracks the stars like Minnesota Fats and Jersey Red.

    9. Carey on said:

      5 stars if you're at all interested in pool, pool players, gambling or were taken with The Color of Money or The Hustler. If not, then it's more of a 3 star book.

    10. G Scott on said:

      A good book about the real pool hustlers. Imbibed with all the highs & lows that that life brings.

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