Titanic Thompson

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Pan Macmillan UK, Feb 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages

Titanic Thompson' is a rollicking biography of one of the most charismatic characters in twentieth-century America. Like Howard Hughes or Bonnie and Clyde, Alvin 'Titanic' Thompson was one of the great figures of this freewheeling era; the difference between them: hardly anyone knows Titanic's name today.

Travelling only with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash, this is the legendary story of a man who was married five times to five different girls, the oldest just eighteen on her wedding day; of a man who murdered five men, though he'd say 'they'd all agree they had it coming to them'; and of a man who won and lost millions - when a pro golfer would earn $10,000 a year, he was playing single holes for $20,000.

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Kevin Cook's previous book, Tommy's Honour, was shortlisted for the William Hill Prize, and although it didn't win, the Daily Telegraph called it the stand-out book on a strong short-list.

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