Positively Fifth Street

Positively Fifth Street

By: Cards/McManus, James

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In the spring of 2000, " Harper's Magazine" sent James McManus to Las Vegas to cover the World Series of Poker, in particular the 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. But when McManus arrives, the lure of the tables compels him to risk his entire Harper's advance in a long-shot attempt to play in the tournament himself. This is his deliciously suspenseful account of the tournament--the players, the hand-to-hand combat, his own unlikely progress in it--and the delightfully seedy carnival atmosphere that surrounds it." Positively Fifth Street" is a high-stakes adventure 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 competitive instincts.

Title: Positively Fifth Street

Author Name: Cards/McManus, James

Categories: Games/Puzzles*,

Publisher: PICADOR: 2/8/2014

ISBN Number: 0312422520

ISBN Number 13: 9780312422523

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: USED

Seller ID: 9780312422523