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Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker

Autor: Swanson, Doug J.

Editorial: Penguin Group

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Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker : Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker.

Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops.

Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness, and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness, and violence would come to dominate the Vegas scene.

Veteran journalist Doug J. Swanson uses once-secret government documents and dogged reporting to show how Binion destroyed his rivals and outsmarted his adversaries - including J. Edgar Hoover.

As fast paced as any thriller, Blood Aces tells a story that is unmatched in the annals of American criminal justice, a vital yet untold piece of this country's history.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Biografía y Autobiografía   Criminals & Outlaws
Crímenes Verdaderos   General
Biografía y Autobiografía   Historical

ISBN 13:9780670026036
ISBN 10:0670026034
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:355
Tamaño:9.33" l x 6.51" w x 1.24" h
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