book cover for "The Hustler and the Champ"
photo courtesy of Lyons Press

The Hustler and the Champ

R. A. Dyer’s new book follows the lives of Willie Mosconi and Minnesota Fats, telling the story of America’s conflicted love affair with the sport of rogues.

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Hustler Days

Hustler Days, a book about Minnesota Fats, Wimpy Lassiter, Jersey Red, and America's great age of pool.

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Pocket Billiards: Revised and Updated

R. A. Dyer wrote the forward for this new edition from the Billiards Congress of America. Every bar, tavern, club and hall with a pool table (in the US) should have a copy on hand.

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The Bank Shot and Other Great Robberies: The Uncrowned Champion of Pocket Billiards Describes His Game and How It's Played (Paperback)

R.A. Dyer presents this newly reprinted 1966 classic. The book tells of Fats life in his own words. Written with Tom Fox, the book tells of Fats gambling for gumdrops and taking on world champions.  Reprinted by Lyons Press, Dyer provides the introduction.

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