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Positively fifth street

James McManus

Positively fifth street

murderers, cheetah"s, and Binion"s World Series of Poker

by James McManus

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poker -- Competitions -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-403) and index.

    StatementJames McManus.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination422 p. :
    Number of Pages422
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23247547M
    ISBN 100374236488
    LC Control Number2002033882

    Novelist and poet McManus (Going to the Sun, , etc.) sits in on the World Series of ’s magazine assigned him to cover the progress of female players, the impact of information-age technology on the game, and the murder trial of Ted Binion, a member of the family whose Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas hosts the McManus is also a player—kitchen-table level, granted. Positively 4th Street is a mesmerizing account of how four young people (Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina) gave rise to a modern-day bohemia and created the enduring sound and style of the s. The story of the transformation of folk music from antiquarian pursuit to era-defining art form has never fully been told.

    Jim McManus, Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker (Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, ) Jim McManus made the final table at the World Series of Poker. That alone should make any poker player want to pick this book up and read it immediately/5(). In Positively Fifth Street, writer James McManus manages to make the complex, nearly indecipherable world of high stakes poker almost accessible to the average I said almost. The book covers the World Series of Poker at Binion’s Golden Horseshoe in Las Vegas -– the same year that Ted Binion, the event’s host and son of its founder, was brutally murdered.

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