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ISBN: 1845962184
Author: wilson-des
Language: English
Publisher: Da Capo Press (2008)
Pages: 336
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Rating: 4.4
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Ghosts at the Table book. It’s a story full of unforgettable gamblers, Texas rounders, roadside hucksters, and living legends-who have helped make poker the world’s most popular game.

Ghosts at the Table book.

Ghosts at the Table : Riverboat Gamblers, Texas Rounders, Roadside Hucksters, and the Living Legends Who Made Poker What It Is Today. Wilson starts his book with a helpful preface that divides poker into four ages: the initial frontier stages, that lasted from the game's introduction to the US to the closing of the frontier, which in poker terms correlates with the last mineral booms in the 1890s/1900s. The second age starts much later, with the heyday of the Texas road gamblers in the 1950s.

It’s a story full of unforgettable gamblers, Texas rounders, roadside hucksters, and living legends-who have helped make poker the world’s most popular game. Get the latest poker news, poker strategies, and special offers sent directly to your inbox.

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Destined to become “the new poker classic, a must-read (Mike Sexton, top poker. With verve and wit, internationally renowned poker personality Des Wilson traces poker's Wild West origins in Deadwood, South Dakota-where “Wild Bill Hickok was said to have been shot holding aces and eights-to the annual World Series of Poker and amazing high-stakes games of modern-day Las Vegas.

All over Book Expo America, the country’s largest book industry trade show, were signs of the major trends in publishing and bookselling. At the American Booksellers Association’s annual Day of Education, Ed Begley Jr. gave the keynote address on how he’s shaped his and his family’s life around notions of conservation, and how independent businesses, particularly indie bookstores, carry on the rich tradition of independent thinking in America.

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Ghosts at the table The inherent problem with a poker book, even one as enthusiastic and detailed as this one, is the same inherent problem with watching poker on television.

Riverboat Gamblers, Texas Rounders, Roadside Hucksters, and the Living Legends Who Make Poker What It Is Today. London-based journalist Wilson (Swimming with the Devil Fish, 2007) is an unabashed poker connoisseur, and his unforced excitement moves the narrative along at a brisk clip. The inherent problem with a poker book, even one as enthusiastic and detailed as this one, is the same inherent problem with watching poker on television: Unless you’re a hardcore aficionado, things get a tad repetitive.

DES WILSON was for nearly 30 years one of the UK's leading citizen activists on environmental and other social issues. Ghosts at the Table: Riverboat Gamblers, Texas Rounders, Roadside Hucksters, and the Living Legends Who Made Poker What I. Des Wilson. He led the campaign for unleaded petrol throughout Europe, was Chairman of Friends of the Earth UK, and Founder-Chairman for the Campaign for Freedom of Information. He joined Sir John Egan at BAA plc as Director of Corporate and Public Affairs, and after six years there now works as public affairs advisor to a variety of companies and organisations.

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