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Title:
Read 'em and weep : a bedside poker companion
Author:
Stravinsky, John.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper Collins Publishers, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xviii, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
From The man with the golden arm / Nelson Algren -- "Chan is bluffing (we think)" / Peter Alson -- "Money: the language of poker" from Poker: bets, bluffs, and bad beats / A. Alverez -- "Poker night" from Visiting Mrs. Nabokov (and other excursions) / Martin Amis -- "Tells" from Poker nation / Andy Bellin -- "Frauds in playing and poker sharps" from The complete poker player / John Blackbridge -- "Pug Pearson" from Fast company / Jon Bradshaw -- "Four men and a poker game, or Too much luck is bad luck" / Bertolt Brecht -- "The toughest poker player in the world" / Chris Calhoun -- From Counsel to the President / Clark Clifford -- "Silver dollars" / Billy Collins -- "A poker game" / Stephen Crane -- "How not to play poker" / Russell Crouse -- From Forty years a gambler on the Mississippi / George Devol -- From Deadwood / Pete Dexter -- "The woman with five hearts" / Stephen Dunn -- From The gentlemen's handbook on poker / William J. Florence -- "A disreputable family holiday in Las Vegas" / Hal Goodman -- From Poker faces: the life and work of professional poker players / David Hayano -- From Dragoon campaigns to the Rocky Mountains / James Hildreth -- From Big deal / Anthony Holden -- From From here to eternity / James Jones -- From Telling lies and getting paid / Michael Konik -- "Poker's promise" / Leonard Kriegel -- "A girlhood among gamblers" from Poker face / Katy Lederer -- "No game for a woman" / Mignon McLaughlin -- "Let's get rid of the ribbon clerks" / Robert McLaughlin -- From "Black magic" / James McManus -- "The things poker teaches" / David Mamet -- "Straight flush" / W. Somerset Maugham -- From Shut up and deal / Jesse May -- From "Lowball in a time capsule" / Dick Miles -- "Everything is wild" / James Thurber -- "A game, gentlement, a game ..." / Barbara Tuchman -- "The professor's yarn" from Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain -- "Poker night" / John Updike -- From Poker, how to play it / Charles Welsh -- From The education of a poker player / Herbert O. Yardley.
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ISBN:
9780060559588

9780060559595
Format :
Book