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Drawing To An Inside Straight

Author : Jodi Varon
ISBN : 0826265391
Genre : Religion
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"Varon interweaves recollections of growing up in Vietnam-era Denver with stories of her gambler father, son of Sephardic Jewish immigrants, and offers an introduction to Sephardic culture contrasted with Ashkenazic culture, examines the forging of identity within the potentially destructive American "melting pot," and challenges stereotypes of the American West"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Religion

Wild Cards Inside Straight

Author : George R.R. Martin
ISBN : 9780575134195
Genre : Fiction
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The Wild Cards series reboots with new authors, new heroes and a new direction In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by NEW YORK TIMES No.1 bestseller George R.R. Martin along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then - and of the heroes among that one percent. Now it is time for a new generation of heroes - and writers - to pick up the baton. Twenty-eight extraordinary people - Aces, people who have contracted the deadly Wild Cards virus and lived - sign onto a reality TV show. These young heroes have never really been heroic, but each has a superhuman skill. Initially divided up into four suits while competing in staged contests as only LA-LA land could dream up, the losers are voted off the show until, at last, the greatest American Hero will be left standing. As the weeks go by, those remaining in the competition are stunned by sickening events in the Middle East. Their inane challenges look silly when compared to those unpowered people risking their lives. Will this group of over-privileged and under-informed 'celebrities' be able to make a real difference to the world? And how many of them really care?
Category: Fiction

Inside Straight

Author : Ray Banks
ISBN : 9781908688408
Genre : Fiction
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Graham Ellis is reliable, efficient, focused - the best pit boss Sovereign Casinos has, even if he does say so himself. But rumours of mental instability, along with the fallout of a particularly bloody night on the tables, relegate him to day shifts at a low-rent Salford club. There he catches the attention of local gangster Barry Pollard, who has every intention of making Graham his inside man and is about to make him an offer he can't refuse... "a fantastic novel; as much about the gambling pits of the north and the development of its protagonist as it is straight crime novel." - Crime Scene Scotland"a ridiculously entertaining tale ... an intense crime novel that breathes new life into a classic story" - Spinetingler Magazine"a marvellous read, I loved it" - The Crime Warp"a brilliant addition to the Ray Banks pantheon, and I suspect any fan of the crime/noir genre will agree. Highly recommended." - Ian Ayris, author of Abide With Me"Ray Banks writes with harshness, humour and elegance, and his punchy dialogue teems with vigorous authenticity." - The Times"Tough and assured . . . Banks is updating the noir novel with an utterly original sensibility." - Publisher's Weekly"Bleakly, desperately funny, Ray Banks offers us a glimpse of what Samuel Beckett might have read like had he turned his hand to crime fiction." - Crime Always Pays"Saturday's Child is a knock-out, written with the kind of energy and passion that far too few writers can muster. Fresh and fierce, it raises the bar for hardboiled fiction on both sides of the Atlantic." - New York Times Bestseller Laura Lippman, author of What The Dead Know"Banks wields language with a knifefighter's precision, with much the same result. From the first words to the last, this book flashes brilliantly." - Don Winslow, The Power Of The Dog and Savages"Banks is part of the post-Rankin generation for whom hardboiled is not just a state of mind but a reality. Tough-guy colloquial prose and a pace fast enough to skin a rabbit, at the service of a tale of down-and-dirty realism: this is fiery stuff." - Maxim Jakubowski, The Guardian"...terrific, brooding and chilling prose" - Tom Adair, The Scotsman"...a fine example of energetic, visceral and compelling storytelling... This is properly thrilling stuff." - The Big Issue In Scotland Ray Banks is the author of nine novels, including Dead Money, Angels of the North and Saturday's Child.
Category: Fiction

Inside Straight

Author : Zeke Masters
ISBN : 0671451790
Genre : Fiction
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Wild Cards Inside Straight

Author : Fatıj Derim
ISBN :
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In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by NEW YORK TIMES No.1 bestseller George R.R. Martin along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then - and of the heroes among that one percent.Now it is time for a new generation of heroes - and writers - to pick up the baton.Twenty-eight extraordinary people - Aces, people who have contracted the deadly Wild Cards virus and lived - sign onto a reality TV show. These young heroes have never really been heroic, but each has a superhuman skill.Initially divided up into four suits while competing in staged contests as only LA-LA land could dream up, the losers are voted off the show until, at last, the greatest American Hero will be left standing. As the weeks go by, those remaining in the competition are stunned by sickening events in the Middle East. Their inane challenges look silly when compared to those unpowered people risking their lives.Will this group of over-privileged and under-informed 'celebrities' be able to make a real difference to the world? And how many of them really care?
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Inside Straight

Author : George Martin
ISBN : 1310460906
Genre :
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Montana Slim plays Seven Card Stud in Las Vegas. A player fills a longshot draw to an inside straight and is accused of hand mucking. The other players suspect he has escaped from a mental facility, but he may be crazy like a fox, since he keeps winning. A proposition bet and a series of escalating arguments cause an inquiry involving truth serum, hypnosis and expert interrogation techniques.
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The Pear Orchard

Author : Trecia R. Greene
ISBN : 9780595506453
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Pear Orchard is a hallelujah chorus to soft-hearted women who are tough, funny, courageous, lovable, and by golly ready to take on whatever comes their way, like it or not. They will make you laugh, cry, and consider emulating them, however farfetched that may seem. Follow them on their paths across the country, into the woods, street dancing in Japan, and even coming out of the country and into town to become famous as the best cook in three counties. You know women like these, but you haven't had them all together like this before now.Once you meet Sally, even before you taste her fried country ham or her Black Bottom Pie, you know when you choose up sides you want to be on hers. You won't want to mess with De Poon, ladylike though she seems. Even more, you'll envy Mattie Workman's eighty-five-year-old energetic love of traveling the bus lines and her unshakeable belief in the goodness of us all. Marie restores our faith in switching horses in midstream and sends us out searching for new ways of looking at the world. These women make believers of us all, and so we sleep better.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

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ISBN : 9781439103340
Genre : Music
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Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”
Category: Music

Superior Texas Hold Em

Author : Dave Erickson
ISBN : 9780993819704
Genre : Games
File Size : 46.76 MB
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This is a complete, comprehensive Texas Hold'em book. It is far, far more analytical of the subtleties of a specific form of Poker, Texas Hold'em than the usual poker books. It doesn't just claim you can win at poker, it provides the skills needed to dominate the game. Any table, any opponent. Pros don't play with a game plan, they understand the game better than amateurs. Reading this book is like playing 500,000 hands of Texas Hold'em because it explains it all. Well worth the investment at ten times the price. Read and profit from it. NOTE: There was a card corruption in the latest version with the new custom cards (the ones with skulls) in the PDF starting at page 60ish. It did not raise alarms when uploaded. I'm sorry Google didn't catch it and neither did I. If you paid for a pdf book with corrupted cards please show me your receipt and I will personally send you one with the old cards until I can get the latest SNAFU corrected. The current PDF has the old cards. You can get the epub version, which works on lean pub but for some reason Google won't approve, elsewhere... NOTE2: I resolved the problem no help from Google. The current version has correct cards. ISBN: 9780993819704
Category: Games

Tournament Hold Em Hand By Hand

Author : Neil D. Myers
ISBN : 9780818407376
Genre : Games & Activities
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Dear Aspiring Poker Tournament Winner, Do you regularly play in No-Limit Hold'em tournaments? Do you want to get to the final table more often? Then this book is for you! $10,000 TV tournaments that last for days require very different winning strategies than much faster paced tournaments that last for hours. Most of us never play in the televised extravaganzas. Instead, we play regularly in No-limit Hold'em tournaments that have buy-ins of $40 to $1,000. Many tourney entrants never win money. A few savvy players know that small tournaments can be fun and profitable if you know exactly how to play them. Hand-by-hand, I will reveal why these players make more than their fair share of final tables--and how you can join them. You'll learn: • How to win despite a run of bad cards • How to assess good-value tournaments and avoid bad ones • How to play when you are short-stacked • How to build a big stack and use your chips as a weapon • The vital importance of position in tournament play • When and how to change pace as the blinds and antes increase Some of the conventional advice about tournament play is just plain wrong. Success requires more than a desperate attempt to survive and wait for big cards. So if you want a chance to feel the thrill of a big payday at your next tournament, buy this book now! I'll see you at the final table.
Category: Games & Activities