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The Greatest Bleeding Hearts Racket in the World

The Greatest Bleeding Hearts Racket in the World

Damian Corless

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This book gives a detailed account of the scam which was known as the Irish Hospitals Sweepstakes. Book is out of print. Last copy

The Irish Hospitals Sweepstakes was Ireland's most famous export from the 1930s to the 1970s when it was finally exposed for the sordid scam that it was.

This is a tale of greed, adventure, fraud and intrigue spanning decades. It's one of the twentieth century's boldest success stories and one of its most brazen scandals. And now it's almost forgotten.

Only the term 'Irish Sweeps' lingers, part of North American folk memory, unthinkingly used today as a by-word for 'hitting the jackpot'.The Sweeps provided a plotline for Hollywood movies, Broadway musicals and classic TV shows.

Now, The Greatest Bleeding Hearts Racket in the World tells the whole story. It is a terrific read.

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Author Damian Corless
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 1 Jul 2010
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717146697

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