Read 'em and Weep: A Bedside Poker Companion

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Pub Date: 2005-03-15 Pages: 256 Language: English Publisher: Harper Paperbacks And then there came a day of fire From its shocking curtain-raiser - the conflagration that consumed Lower Manhattan in 1835 - to the climactic centennial year of 1876. when Americans staged a corrupt. deadlocked presidential campaign (fought out in Florida). Walter A. McDougalls Throes of Democracy:. The American Civil War Era. 1829-1877 throws off sparks like a flywheel This eagerly awaited sequel to Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History. 1585-1828 carries the saga of the American peoples continuous self-reinvention from the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson through the eras of Manifest Destiny. Civil War. and Reconstruction. Americas first failed crusade to put freedom on the march through regime change and nation building. But Throes of Democracy is much more than a pol...

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Poker is much more than just a popular game. It is a world unto itself, populated with a multitude of colorful characters: professionals and amateurs, hustlers and dreamers. This royal flush of a collection brings together short stories, essays, poems, and excerpts from novels by a host of renowned writers -- from the Wild West to present day -- who have mined their personal experience of the game. Entertaining and enlightening, you'll want to ante up for Read 'Em and Weep.

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Martin Amis
David Mamet
Herbert O. Yardley
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