“Bubba Wallace Richard Petty: The Autobiography of an Old-Time Gambler” by Richard Petty is one of the most entertaining biographies ever written. Richard Petty was a high school dropout who started off in gambling by betting on horses and then moved on to other areas like the stock market and eventually became the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. This book tells the story of how he became one of the most successful men in America.
After Richard's death, his children, grandchildren and many of his friends tried to put together the story of their great father and find out how they all got along. There were a few disagreements that arose and one of those disagreements was the subject of Richard's gambling. “Bubba Wallace Richard Petty: The Autobiography of an Old-Time Gambler” does an excellent job of telling the story of Richard Petty's gambling, but also includes stories about his family and about how he managed to be one of the most successful men in America without being known for his gambling.
Richard's story starts in rural Georgia in the 1920's and then he moves on to Miami, Florida where he started out gambling for the first time. It takes you back to the days of roulette and slots before the advent of the modern casino.
When Richard first went into gambling, he gambled a lot of money and made some bad investments. However, with his experiences as a high school dropout and the help of his son, Richard Petty, Richard was able to make the best of his gambling experiences and make a living off of it. Eventually, he moved on to Las Vegas, but unfortunately the same bad habits that led him to bad gambling investments in the past would lead to more bad gambles and losses.
“Bubba Wallace Richard Petty: The Autobiography of an Old-Time Gambler” tells the story of how Richard Petty's gambling changed his life and changed his family. Richard's story includes many tales of his life with his beloved wife and his son; stories of his life with his wife's mother; stories of his son's love life, and many more. It is all fascinating and very entertaining.
Bubba Wallace Richard Petty: The Autobiography of an Old-Time Gambler was very entertaining and I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in American history. Richard Petty was a real-life model of perseverance.