Ghosts At The Table

Author: Des Wilson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1780572166
File Size: 72,90 MB
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Poker has taken over the world. It is said that 80 million people now play regularly and close to $100 million is played for online every day. Tournaments generate prize pools that far outstrip all other recreational events - the top prize in the World Series of Poker in recent years has been greater than the money collected by the winners of the four golf majors and the Wimbledon singles tennis champions all added together. But for all its amazing popularity, the game's origins and history are surprisingly unclear. Instead of records and statistics, there is folklore and legend, a gallery of larger-than-life characters and an equal measure of fame and infamy. Here, for the first time, the true stories of poker are told. This is history as a thriller. Des Wilson has approached his definitive account of the game's development as a detective story. He has personally gone back to where poker has been played, stirring up controversy in his refusal to let sleeping dogs lie, and has delved deeper than anyone before to restore to their rightful place in history the ghosts who sit at the table of every poker game played today. Packed with stories that will enthral both poker players and the non-playing public, this is the book that was waiting to be written.
The Art of the Table
Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: Suzanne Von Drachenfels
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-11-08 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A comprehensive guide to the dinner table covers manners, settings, tableware, history, and lore.
A Seat at the Table and The Art of Business Value
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Mark Schwartz
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-10 - Publisher: IT Revolution

For the first time, enjoy Mark Schwartz's two books on IT leaderhip in the modern enterprise world in one ebook bundle. A Seat at the Table and The Art of Business Value pave the path for the modern CIO and IT department.
Vanities: Art of the Dressing Table
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Adlin, Jane
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Books about Vanities: Art of the Dressing Table
How to Make Art at the End of the World
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Natalie Loveless
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-09 - Publisher: Duke University Press

In recent years, the rise of research-creation—a scholarly activity that considers art practices as research methods in their own right—has emerged from the organic convergences of the arts and interdisciplinary humanities, and it has been fostered by universities wishing to enhance their public profiles. In How to Make Art at
Transcendence at the Table
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Julia Hurlow
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-29 - Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

When is the last time you sat down for a meal, to break bread with other people, and experienced peace? Throughout the arc of the scriptural narrative the word ""shalom"" is used as a way to speak of the way of peace. This word shalom embodies the depiction of creation