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Players: Con Men, Hustlers, Gamblers, and Scam Artists

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Publisher Comments:

Once I hear the clatter of chips I almost go into convulsions," said Dostoyevsky, while Anatole France wrote, "The gambler is driven by the fascination of danger at the bottom of all great passions." The characters the reader meets in Players—chess grand masters, poolroom hustlers, or street-hardened practitioners of the short con—are all alike propelled by the ecstasy of risk. "The stake is money," France wrote, "in other words, immediate, infinite possibilities." In fact, as the reader hooks up with David Mamet in the poker room and meets Damon Runyon's Bookie Bob, Saul Bellow's immortal Yellow Kid, and learns from Herbert Asbury about the antics of Izzy and Moe, and from David Maurer about the discreet charm of the confidence man, Walter Tevis on Fast Eddie Felson and Minnesota Fats on the seductions of nineteenth-century gambling dens, high lives and low will merge and the world of gambler and con-artist will blur. Selected writings by Jorge Luis Borges, Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Tosches, and many others are featured.

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Selected writings by A.J. Liebling, Jorge Luis Borges, Nelson Algren, Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Tosches, Harlan Ellison, Roald Dahl, and many others are featured in this raffish tour through the world of gamblers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560253808
Editor:
Hyde, Stephen
Editor:
Zanetti, Geno
Editor:
Zanetti, Geno; Hyde, Stephen
Editor:
Hyde, Stephen
Editor:
Zanetti, Geno
Editor:
Editor
Editor:
Zanetti, Geno; Hyde, Stephen; *, EDITOR
Author:
Hyde, Stephen
Author:
Zanetti, Geno
Publisher:
Avalon Publisher Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
Gambling
Subject:
Gamblers
Subject:
Swindlers and swindling
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
TR-02-1
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20 oz

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