Little Red Book of Gambling Wisdom

Little Red Book of Gambling Wisdom

by Paul Lyons
     
 

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From Casablanca to The Hustler, from Moby Dick to How I Made $1,000,000 Playing Poker, these widely varied musings address the entire range of human emotion—the highs of excitement of the “juice” down to the depths of despair of losing. Covered here are gaming’s universality and history, superstition and luck,

Overview

From Casablanca to The Hustler, from Moby Dick to How I Made $1,000,000 Playing Poker, these widely varied musings address the entire range of human emotion—the highs of excitement of the “juice” down to the depths of despair of losing. Covered here are gaming’s universality and history, superstition and luck, players and places, and also every game, from the lowliest back-alley crap shoot to the highest-stakes poker contest and everything in between.

You’ll find quotable phrases from luminaries like Plato and Tom Wolfe, along with the hard-scrabble advice of Minnesota Fats and Nick the Greek, and humor and pith from the likes of Woody Allen, Charles Bukowski, David Mamet, Groucho Marx, Hunter S. Thompson, and many, many more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616083922
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Series:
Little Red Books Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,220,564
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Lyons, an English professor at the University of Hawaii, is the author of several other books, including Table Legs, Going for Broke, and Button Man. He enjoys a friendly poker game and is the former winner of the Hawaii State Backgammon Tournament.

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