Robert Steele, author of The Curse… The book comes at a time when Connecticut’s casinos face the prospect of heavy new competition from New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and there is growing political pressure to legalize Internet gambling. Publicity photo.
Robert H. Steele, the author of “The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town” (Levellers Press, Amherst, MA), will talk about his book and his legislative career at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 at the Guilford Smith Memorial Library, 17 Main Street in South Windham, CT.
Robert H. Steele is vice chair of an international retail marketing agency and has been a director of numerous companies. A graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University, he served in the CIA and Congress, and was a candidate for governor of Connecticut. He lives with his wife in Essex, CT.
“The Curse” is set against the explosion of casino gambling that hit Connecticut during the 1990s, when two Native American tribes built the world’s two biggest casinos in the southeastern corner of the state.
The story begins with the Pequot War in 1637, then jumps 350 years as a Connecticut family becomes embroiled in a struggle to block a third casino that threatens the family’s town and ancestral home.
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