You Bet Your Life: The Burdens of Gambling (Hardcover)

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We are a nation of gamblers: pari-mutuel wagering at horse tracks; blackjack in Las Vegas; the NCAA basketball office pool; even day trading on the internet. Gambling is both our national pastime and our predominant cultural metaphor-play the field; beat the odds; take a chance on love. Yet gambling poses serious risks to individuals and to society as a whole. Neil Isaacs-sports historian, licensed clinical social worker, English professor, and a gambler himself for more than fifty years-seeks t.

About the Author


Neil D. Isaacs, professor of English emeritus at the University of Maryland, is a practicing family therapist with a specialization in pathological gambling. He is the author of numerous books, including Jock Culture, U.S.A.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780813121956
ISBN-10: 0813121957
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: July 13th, 2001
Pages: 288
Language: English