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A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE

Cowboys Full traces the story of poker from its roots in China, the Middle East, and Europe, through the back rooms of saloons and the parlors of U.S. presidents to its evolution as a global phenomenon. It describes how early Americans took a French parlor game and turned it into a national craze by the time of the Civil War. It explains how poker, once dominated by cardsharps, is now the most popular card game in Europe, East Asia, Australia, South America, and cyberspace, as well as on television. Along the way, James McManus examines the game's remarkable hold on American culture, seen in everything from Frederic Remington's paintings to countless poker novels, movies, and plays. Cowboys Full is raucous and fascinating, a lively, definitive history of the game that, more than any other, explains who we are and how we operate.

About the Author

James McManus has covered poker for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Harpers Magazine, Card Player, ESPN.com, and The NewYorker. Positively Fifth Street (FSG, 2003), his memoir of finishing fifth in the World Series of Poker championship event, was a New York Times bestseller and is already considered a classic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312430085
Author:
Mcmanus, James
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
McManus, James
Subject:
Card Games - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Card General
Subject:
Card Games - Poker
Subject:
Games-Card Games - Poker
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus one 8-page bandw photo insert
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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