The Only Game in Town

The Only Game in Town

  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Author : Frank Daniel Gilroy
  • ISBN-10 : 057361346X
  • Release : 1967
  • Genre: American drama
  • Download/Read : 81
  • Price : FREE
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The author of 'The Subject Was Roses' here turns his attention in this play to that fascinating arena of romance and broken dreams known as Las Vegas. The title is a trenchant comment on both gambling and love. The scene opens with a piano player and a chorine entering her apartment shortly after meeting two lonely wayward souls adrift in the world. He, it turns out, is a compulsive gambler just biding his time till he gets the bankroll with which he plans to make his fortune at the wheels, while she has a fixation about unattainable men. While he is waiting for his kitty to grow and she is waiting for her married suitor to come and rescue her, they both fall in love. When the suitor finally arrives, she shows him the gate; and when the kitty finally swells to $3600, the piano player loses it quickly only to hock his watch, start over, and amass the bundle he always knew was his. A fond and humorous romance.

The Biggest Game in Town

The Biggest Game in Town

  • Publisher : Picador
  • Author : Al Alvarez
  • ISBN-10 : 1429918667
  • Release : 2009-02-03
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Download/Read : 192
  • Price : FREE
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Al Alvarez touched down in Las Vegas one hot day in 1981, a dedicated amateur poker player but a stranger to the town and its crazy ways. For three mesmerizing weeks he witnessed some of the monster high-stakes games that could only have happened in Vegas and talked to the extraordinary characters who dominated them--road gamblers and local professionals who won and lost fortunes on a regular basis. Set over the course of one tournament, The Biggest Game in Town is botha chronicle of the World Series of Poker--the first ever written--and a portrait of the hustlers, madmen, and geniuses who ruled the high-stakes game in America. It is a brilliant insight into poker's appeal as a hobby, an addiction, and a way of life, and into the skewed psychology of master players and fearless gamblers. With a new introduction by the author, Alvarez's classic account is "the greatest dissection of high-stakes Vegas poker and the madness that surrounds it ever written" (TimeOut [UK]).

The Only Game in Town

The Only Game in Town

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Author : Gordon Donnell
  • ISBN-10 : 9780595438532
  • Release : 2007-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Download/Read : 180
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John Congo is a troubled gambler fleeing a dark past. He risks his life's winnings to reach for respectability, only to discover that he has bought into a billion dollar corporate swindle on the suckers' side of the table. He is a small player and his opponents are pillars of the community, but life on the edge of the law has taught him to fight. His tactics attract the police and the FBI and put him on a collision course with the woman he loves. People around him begin dying violently. But long odds and lethal consequences don't matter. He has everything on the table. For him, this is the only game in town.

The Only Game in Town

The Only Game in Town

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Author : John Bibee
  • ISBN-10 : 0830812024
  • Release : 1988-06-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Download/Read : 211
  • Price : FREE
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Daniel, a new boy in Centerville, struggles over whether to join the evil but tempting Cobra Club or align himself with the children who ride the Spirit Flyer bicycles.

The Only Game in Town

The Only Game in Town

  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Author : Frank Daniel Gilroy
  • ISBN-10 : 057361346X
  • Release : 1967
  • Genre: American drama
  • Download/Read : 81
  • Price : FREE
E-book Explanation:

The author of 'The Subject Was Roses' here turns his attention in this play to that fascinating arena of romance and broken dreams known as Las Vegas. The title is a trenchant comment on both gambling and love. The scene opens with a piano player and a chorine entering her apartment shortly after meeting two lonely wayward souls adrift in the world. He, it turns out, is a compulsive gambler just biding his time till he gets the bankroll with which he plans to make his fortune at the wheels, while she has a fixation about unattainable men. While he is waiting for his kitty to grow and she is waiting for her married suitor to come and rescue her, they both fall in love. When the suitor finally arrives, she shows him the gate; and when the kitty finally swells to $3600, the piano player loses it quickly only to hock his watch, start over, and amass the bundle he always knew was his. A fond and humorous romance.

The Only Game in Town

The Only Game in Town

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : Fay Vincent
  • ISBN-10 : 9780743273183
  • Release : 2007-04-03
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Download/Read : 256
  • Price : FREE
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An account of baseball in the 1930s and 1940s is presented from the perspectives of players who share memories about such topics as the dominance of the Yankees, the impact of World War II, and the integration of African-American ballplayers.

When Markets Collide

When Markets Collide

  • Publisher : Tata McGraw-Hill Education
  • Author : El-Erian
  • ISBN-10 : 0070140642
  • Release : 2008-12-01
  • Genre: Markets
  • Download/Read : 360
  • Price : FREE
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This book is a timely alert to the fundamental changes taking place in today's global economic and financial systems--and a call to action for investors who may fall victim to misinterpreting important signals. While some have tended to view asset class mispricings as mere noise, this compelling book shows why they are important signals of opportunities and risks that will shape the market for years to come.

The Only Game in Town

The Only Game in Town

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Author : John Bibee
  • ISBN-10 : 0830812024
  • Release : 1988-06-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Download/Read : 211
  • Price : FREE
E-book Explanation:

Daniel, a new boy in Centerville, struggles over whether to join the evil but tempting Cobra Club or align himself with the children who ride the Spirit Flyer bicycles.

The Only Game in Town

The Only Game in Town

  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Author : David Remnick
  • ISBN-10 : 0812979982
  • Release : 2011-06
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Download/Read : 492
  • Price : FREE
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Features contributions by leading sports and literary writers, from Roger Angell's assessment of the famous pitching duel between Ron Darling and Frank Viola to David Owen's views on Tiger Wood's legacy.