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Cowboys Full — The Story of Poker

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Jun 01, 2010

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Acclaimed novelist, poet, academic, and poker player James McManus is back with what is undoubtedly the most definitive account of poker and card playing yet committed to paper. Cowboys Full – The Story of Poker is indeed the story of poker. It will be cherished by aficionados and laymen alike, and its exhaustive research and clear historical analysis will thrill fans of the game for years to come. The author of the much-loved Positively Fifth Street, a groundbreaking book about his own journey to fifth place at the World Series of Poker main event in 2000, has painstakingly pulled together all the disparate threads of the game; from the development of playing cards through to the codification of modern poker to the present day Internet boom in an eminently readable study on how poker has helped shape the world. Indeed, early in the book McManus states his “…goal is to ...


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