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The Resource You can't win, Jack Black

You can't win, Jack Black

Label
You can't win
Title
You can't win
Statement of responsibility
Jack Black
Title variation
You cant win
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"You hold in your hands a true lost classic, one of the most legendary cult books ever published in America. Jack Black's autobiography was a bestseller and went through five printings in the late 1920's. It has led a mostly subterranean existence since then - best known as William Burrough's favorite book, one he admitted lifting big chunks of from memory for his first novel, Junky. But it's time we got wise to this book, which is itself a remarkably wise book - and a ripping true saga. It's an amazing journey into a hobo underworld; freight hopping around the still wide open West at the turn of the 20th century, becoming a member of the "yegg" (criminal) brotherhood and a highwayman, learning the outlaw philosophy from the Foot-and-a-half George and the Sanctimonious Kid, getting hooked on opium, passing through hobo jungles, hop joints and penitentiaries. This is a chunk of the American story entirely left out of the history books - it's a lot richer and stranger than the official version. This new edition also includes an Afterword that tells some of what became of Black after he wore out the outlaw life and washed up in San Francisco, wrote this book and reinvented himself."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary fie
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Summary
An autobiography by burglar and hobo Jack Black, written in the early to mid-1920s.
Biography type
autobiography
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10416637
Cataloging source
CaBVA
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Black, Jack
Dewey number
364.1/092
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Coleman, Joe
  • Kennison, Donald
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True
Series statement
Nabat books
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  • Black, Jack
  • Black, Jack
  • Criminals
  • Criminals
  • Librarians
  • Criminals
  • Librarians
  • California
  • Canada
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
You can't win, Jack Black
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Introduction by William S. Burroughs"--Cover
  • Originally published in 1926
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
413053
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781902593029
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781902593029
  • (OCoLC)44737608
Label
You can't win, Jack Black
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Introduction by William S. Burroughs"--Cover
  • Originally published in 1926
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
413053
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781902593029
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781902593029
  • (OCoLC)44737608

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