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Positively Fifth Street - Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion’s World Series of

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 outré 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 his skeptical wife, can he capture the hair-raising brand of poker that determines the world champion. The heart of the book is his deliciously suspenseful account of the tournament itself--the players, the hand-to-hand, and his own unlikely progress in it. Written in the tradition of The Gambler and The Biggest Game in Town, Positively Fifth Street is a high-stakes adventure, a penetrating study of America's card game, and a terrifying but often hilarious account of one man's effort to understand what Edward O. Wilson has called "Pleistocene exigencies"--the eros and logistics of our primary competitive instincts.

Language:

English

Length:

3h 36m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:56