This book takes the reader into the life and mind of pool's greatest money player, Billy Joe Burge, known to most as "Cornbread Red". Taste the excitement of high-stakes gambling as you go head-to-head in competition. Be there when the cues are chalked, the stakes are raised, and the nine-ball rolls into the corner pocket. Born to a sharecropping family during the great depression, Cornbread Red?s early talent for billiards was encouraged and his passion to win made him a favorite among betting men. In a fast, thrilling, and sometimes dangerous culture, Red learned the "rules of the road" from hustlers, gamblers, con-men, and champions. This is a great book that reads like a story. Although not an instructional book as such, it does provide great insight into the mind of a competitor, while at the same time providing great entertainment.