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Positively Fifth Street : Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker

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ISBN-10: 1559278846

ISBN-13: 9781559278843

Edition: Abridged 

Authors: James McManus

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Rough sex, black magic, and the science--and eros--of gambling. Meet in the ultimate book about Las Vegas. James McManus was sent to Las Vegas by Harper’s to cover the World Series of Poker in 2000, especially the mushrooming progress of women in the $23-million event, and the murder of Ted Binion, the tournament’s prodigal host, purportedly done in by a stripper and her boyfriend with a technique so outreacute; it took a Manhattan pathologist to identify it. Whether a jury would convict the attractive young couple was another story altogether. McManus risks his entire Harper’s advance in a long-shot attempt to play in the tournament himself. Only with actual table experience, he tells…    
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Book details

Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Binding: Compact Disc 
Size: 5.75" wide x 5.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

James "Jim" McManus was born March 22 1951, in Manhattan. He is an American poker player, teacher and writer living in Kenilworth, Illinois. McManus is best known as the author of the book Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker. The book is based on his trip to Las Vegas to cover the progress of women in the 2000 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the death of Ted Binion. McManus continues to play live poker when not teaching and raising two young daughters with his second wife, Jennifer Arra.