During the 1990s two Connecticut Indian tribes built the world's two biggest gambling casinos in the southeastern corner of the state, resulting in what has been termed 'a gambling Chernobyl'. The Curse: Big Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town is a novel based on those events. The story revolves around a family's battle to stop casino developers from building a third casino that threatens the family's town and ancestral home. It looks at the intriguing age-old theme of the past impinging on the present. It is a “riveting story with a powerful message”, according to one reviewer and a great book for history buffs!
Author Bob Steele represented southeastern Connecticut in Congress prior to the arrival of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, and lived next to the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation in Ledyard, Connecticut from 1978 to 1998, providing him a front row seat for one of the most remarkable continuing stories in the state's history. Read more about Bob on his website: www.rhsteele.com. Pre-registration is requested.