The dramatic story of the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Sweepstakes Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBBEH; 3JJPK; HBJK; HBLW3; HBTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 236 x 163 x 25. Weight in Grams: 544. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781611687026
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American Sweepstakes describes how King assembled an unlikely group of supporters?including a celebrated FBI agent and the staunchly conservative publisher of the state?s leading newspaper?to establish the first state lottery in the nation, paving the way for what is today a $78 billion enterprise. Despite the remonstrations of the Catholic Church, the threat of arrest by the federal government, the strident denunciations of nearly every newspaper editorialist in the country, and the very real fear that the lottery would be co-opted by the mob, eleven thoroughbred racehorses leapt from the gate on September 12, 1964, in the first New Hampshire Sweepstakes, ushering in the lottery age in America.
About the Author: KEVIN FLYNN is an Emmy Award?winning former television journalist and the author of four books of true-crime reporting: Wicked Intentions, Our Little Secret, Legally Dead, and Notes on a Killing. He lives in New Hampshire.
Title: American Sweepstakes
Publisher: University Press of New England
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