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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo

Charles Deville Wells, Gambler and Fraudster Extraordinaire

Robin Quinn

Charles Deville Wells (1841–1922) became a household name in 1891, when his enormous gains at Monte Carlo’s roulette tables inspired the famous music hall song. But had he invented an ‘infallible’ gambling system, or was his success the result of extraordinary luck, or even clever fraud? This first biography of Wells uncovers details of his famous few days at the casino, as well as revealing the other exploits of ‘the man with 36 aliases’ who was Europe’s most wanted criminal.
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  • Publisher: History Press
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 240x165mm
  • ISBN: 9780750961776
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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