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Positively Fifth Street, James McManus

Label
Positively Fifth Street
Title
Positively Fifth Street
Statement of responsibility
James McManus
Title variation
Positively 5th Street
Title variation remainder
murderers, cheetahs, and Binions World Series of Poker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spring of 2000, Harper's Magazine sent James McManus to Las Vegas to cover the World Series of Poker - in particular, the mushrooming progress of women in the $23 million event, and the murder of Ted Binion, the tournament's prodigal host, purportedly done in by a stripper and her boyfriend with a technique so outre it took a Manhatten pathologist to identify it. Whether a jury would convict the attractive young couple was another story altogether." "But when McManus sets foot in town, the lure of the tables is too strong: he proceeds to risk his entire Harper's advance in a long-shot attempt to play in the tournament himself. Only with actual experience at the table (he tells his skeptical wife) can he capture the hair-raising subtleties of the kind of poker that determines he world champion. The heart of the book is his deliciously suspenseful account of the tournament itself - the players, the hands, and his own unlikely progress in it."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A chronicle of life in Las Vegas investigates the murder of poker player Ted Binion, revealing a secret world of kinky sex, black magic, and science lurking at the heart of gambling's World Series of Poker
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2003
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158674
Cataloging source
DLC
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McManus, James
Dewey number
795.412
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World Series of Poker
  • Poker
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
murderers, cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
Label
Positively Fifth Street, James McManus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-406)) and index
Contents
The End -- Dead Money -- Family, Career, Even Life -- Black Magic -- Urge Overkill -- The Poker of Science -- Nobody Said Anything -- Chicks with Decks -- Death in the Afternoon -- Book-learned -- On the Bubble -- Song for Two Jims -- Tension-discharge -- The Last Supper -- Either Way -- Zombies is Bawth of 'Em -- Tons and Tons of Luck -- Poker Terminology
Control code
000024091543
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9780312422523
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
24 cm.
Label
Positively Fifth Street, James McManus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-406)) and index
Contents
The End -- Dead Money -- Family, Career, Even Life -- Black Magic -- Urge Overkill -- The Poker of Science -- Nobody Said Anything -- Chicks with Decks -- Death in the Afternoon -- Book-learned -- On the Bubble -- Song for Two Jims -- Tension-discharge -- The Last Supper -- Either Way -- Zombies is Bawth of 'Em -- Tons and Tons of Luck -- Poker Terminology
Control code
000024091543
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9780312422523
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
24 cm.

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