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Roger Dean Sharpe is a public servant, author and North Carolina politician. He was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives from the state's Fifth congressional district in 2006, losing to incumbent Virginia Foxx. He was elected to the North Carolina Senate in 1976, at age 29.
Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game tells the story of Roger Sharpe, GQ journalist and real-life pinball wizard who in 1976 helped overturn New York City’s 35-year ban on pinball.
In the 1940s, pinball was outlawed by New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia who claimed the game was one of...