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Playing the Numbers

Gambling in Harlem between the Wars

Shane White is Professor of History at the University of Sydney.

Stephen Garton is Professor of History at the University of Sydney.

Stephen Robertson is Professor of History at the University of Sydney.

Graham White is Professor of History at the University of Sydney.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2009 Roy Rosenzweig Fellowship for Innovation in Digital History, American Historical Association and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University
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Books influence us in untold ways, and the ones that influence us the most are often read in childhood. Harvard University Press Senior Editor Julia Kirby is reminded of this on the anniversary of the birth of one of this country’s most celebrated economists. This month would have brought Thomas Schelling’s one-hundredth birthday—and he got closer to seeing it than many mortals. The Nobel laureate economist died just five years ago, after a brilliant career as both a scholar and an advisor to US foreign policy strategists. What better day to dip into his classic work