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A NYC Fireman Out-Schemes the Track in Dutching the Book, New Novel Set in 1960s Brooklyn.

Hopewell, New Jersey (PRWEB) February 13, 2012

A NYC fireman takes on a challenge few have penetrated successfully; horse racing and gambling in Ritch Gaitis new novel, Dutching the Book. Based on actual people, betting schemes and events, the epic covers a scheme to beat the track in the 1930s and winds up the in the Sportsbook in Vegas decades later. Kirkus Reviews said that the book captures “the electric dynamism of horseracing…”

Just released, Dutching the Book, digs into the tests of lifelong friendship, family, gambling, horse racing, betting capers and a mans quest to pursue a dream. It is about four friends bound together by a loyalty that endured through decades, until it was broken. The Kindle Book Review said the book is: “mesmerizing historical fiction. Bravo!”

A departure from his humorous Tweet, Dutching the Book is Ritch Gaitis third book. It took ten years to tell this story. Says Gaiti,, This is about a world that many of us touch, but dont go inside. But these guys were insidethey bent the rules and when the rules changedthey bent them again. The book is been based on interviews and personal contact Gaiti had with those that were still with us. This is a tribute to the guys who really lived it, Gaiti added, I knew them all.

The book is as much about unique characters, friendship and family in 1930s and 1960s Brooklyn as it is about gambling and the racetrack. These were ordinary people, not the kind of guys you see on TV; these were people you knewexcept they werent.

Dutching the Book is available in paperback and ebook on Amazon and ebook outlets (ebook: ISBN 978-09833837-1-0) and (paperback: ISBN 978-0-9833837-2-7).

Published by Sedona Editions


Ritch Gaiti, author and artist, is an alumnus of Wall Street. He has written novels, screenplays and many magazine articles and has been featured on national radio and TV, including an appearance on the Today Show. Ritch focuses on telling compelling stories and writes in several genres from humor to drama, both non-fiction and fiction. Gaiti is also recognized for his extensive artwork, portraying ethereal images of the American West.


Ritch Gaiti

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