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Cowboys Full : the Story of Poker.

Author: James McManus
Publisher: London : Souvenir Press, 2010.
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"Poker now has what must surely be its definitive history in this excellent, comprehensive account of the game." 'Publishers Weekly'Cowboys Full traces the story of poker from its roots in China, until Americans took what was a French parlour game and turned it into a national craze by the time of the American Civil War. Poker has been inextricably linked with American history ever since. It has been played by  Read more...
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McManus, James.
Cowboys Full : The Story of Poker.
London : Souvenir Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James McManus
ISBN: 9780285639621 0285639625
OCLC Number: 779826569
Description: 1 online resource (893 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Dedication; Quote; Contents; 1. Pokerticians; 2. Loaded Knucklebones to Donkeys in Cyberspace; 3. A Shivering Shaman and the Concubines of Invention; 4. Jeanne D'arc and LA Hire to the Naked Singularity of Spades; 5. Dr. Jerome Cardplayer and the Vying Games that Gave Rise to Poker; 6. Poque to Pokuh to Poker; 7. Mississippi Steamboats, the Internet Card Rooms of 1814; 8. The Cheating Game; 9. Styles and Technologies of Cheating; 10. Sharps Reformed and Unreconstructed; 11. Decks Cold and Colder; 12. The Mary Situation; 13. Look Away, Dixie Land; 14. The Wizard. 15. Nary a Pair16. Aces and Eights; 17. Early Draw Primers; 18. Stud Poker; 19. High Plains Drifters; 20. Cowboys Play Poker; 21. Dogs Playing Poker; 22. The Mirror, the Riffle, the Shift, and the Shark; 23. The Education of a Poker Player, Part 1; 24. Hump Guns Down Brain Over Stud Debt!; 25. The Education of a Poker Player, Part 2; 26. The Secretary, the President, his Wife, and her Lover; 27. The Education of a Poker Player, Part 3; 28. The Buck Stops with Vinson--or Winston; 29. Cold War Poker; 30. Dowling and Kriegel, Blotzsky and Witherspoon; 31. The Legend of Johnny and the Greek. 32. Hold Me, Darlin'33. The Opposite of a Peace Sign; 34. Two Burn Holes in a Blanket; 35. The World Series of Poker, Part 1; 36. Gardena, That Seventies Poker Capital; 37. The World Series of Poker, Part 2; 38. The World Series of Poker, Part 3; 39. The World Series of Poker, Part 4; 40. The World Series of Poker, Part 5; 41. Small Ball, the Bluff, and the Boom; 42. Drawing Red Lines in the Desert, or How (Not) to Bluff a Martyr; 43. Fooled by Randomness; 44. Bunches of Luck; 45. The Biology and Eros of No-Limit Hold'em Tournaments; 46. The Andy Game, Part 1; 47. The Andy Game, Part 2. 48. LH and AI49. The Poker World is Flat (In Spite of the Uigea); 50. Cheating 2.0; 51. Poker School, Poker Law, Poker Ethics; 52. The World's Game; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Glossary of Poker Terms; Acknowledgments; Plates; Index; By the Same Author; Copyright.

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"Poker now has what must surely be its definitive history in this excellent, comprehensive account of the game." 'Publishers Weekly'Cowboys Full traces the story of poker from its roots in China, until Americans took what was a French parlour game and turned it into a national craze by the time of the American Civil War. Poker has been inextricably linked with American history ever since. It has been played by numerous presidents (Richard Nixon financed his first campaign office through his poker winnings) and has been used as a political tool to explain policy, for networking and to negotia.

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