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Positively Fifth Street - Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker (Abridged, Audio cassette, abridged edition) Loot Price: R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 You Save: R71 (22%)
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Positively Fifth Street - Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker (Abridged, Audio cassette, abridged edition)

James McManus; Read by James McManus

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Rough sex, black magic, and the science--and eros--of gambling.
Meet in the ultimate book about Las Vegas.
James McManus was sent to Las Vegas by "Harper's" to cover the World Series of Poker in 2000, especially 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 Manhattan pathologist to identify it. Whether a jury would convict the attractive young couple was another story altogether.
McManus risks his entire "Harper's" advance in a long-shot attempt to play in the tournament himself. Only with actual table experience, he tells his skeptical wife, can he capture the hair-raising brand of poker that determines the world champion. The heart of the book is his deliciously suspenseful account of the tournament itself--the players, the hand-to-hand, and his own unlikely progress in it.
Written in the tradition of "The Gambler "and "The Biggest Game in Town, Positively Fifth Street" is a high-stakes adventure, a penetrating study of America's card game, and a terrifying but often hilarious account of one man's effort to understand what Edward O. Wilson has called "Pleistocene exigencies"--the eros and logistics of our primary competitive instincts.

General

Imprint: Macmillan Audio
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2003
First published: April 2003
Authors: James McManus
Readers: James McManus
Dimensions: 183 x 113 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Audio cassette
Cassettes: 2
Running time: 180 minutes
Edition: abridged edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-55927-885-0
Barcode: 9781559278850
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LSN: 1-55927-885-4

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