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The greatest gambling stories ever told : [thirty-one unforgettable tales of risk and reward]
Lyons, Paul, 1958-
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyon Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
xi, 399 pages ; 24 cm
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Subtitle from cover.

"Both fact and realistic fiction..."-Jacket.
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Central Library GV1301 .G74 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library GV1301 .G74 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Twenty-seven amusing and enlightening tales of those who beat the odds, and those who failed trying.

Table of Contents

Fyodor DostoevskyWalter TevisMario PuzoRichard JessupD.H. LawrenceRoald DahlAlexander PushkinJack RichardsonStephen DunnMark TwainLarry MerchantMikhail ZoshchenkoCharles BukowskiMichael OndaatjeLouise ErdrichMichael KonikJesse MayFrederick BarthelmeFrederick and Steve BarthelmePeter CareyStefan ZweigBeryl MarkhamDavid MametHerbert O. YardleyWilliam KennedyEdward AllenDan McGoorty and Robert ByrneHonore de BalzacP.G. WodehouseDamon RunyonJane Smiley
Introductionp. vii
from The Gamblerp. 1
from The Hustlerp. 13
from Fool's Diep. 41
from The Cincinnati Kidp. 65
The Rocking-Horse Winnerp. 87
Man from the Southp. 103
The Queen of Spadesp. 113
from Memoir of a Gamblerp. 137
Gambling: Remembrances and Assertionsp. 153
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras Countyp. 161
from The National Football Lotteryp. 167
A Jolly Gamep. 185
Goodbye Watsonp. 189
The Babylon Stakesp. 195
from Tracksp. 199
from The Man with the $100,000 Breastsp. 205
from Shut Up and Dealp. 217
from Bob the Gamblerp. 231
Slots and Thrallp. 251
from Oscar and Lucindap. 263
from Four-and-Twenty Hours in the Life of a Womanp. 269
Na Kupa Hati M'Zurip. 277
Things I Have Learned Playing Poker on the Hillp. 289
Five-Card Draw, Jacks or Betterp. 295
from Billy Phelan's Greatest Gamep. 309
Penny Antep. 319
Three Cushionsp. 329
The Talismanp. 343
High Stakesp. 351
A Story Goes With Itp. 371
A Day at the Racesp. 383
Permissions, Acknowledgmentsp. 397

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