Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker
- ISBN13: 9780374299248
- Condition: NEW
- Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.
From James McManus, author of the bestselling Positively Fifth Street, comes the definitive story of the game that, more than any other, reflects who we are and how we operate.Cowboys Full is the story of poker, from its roots in China, the Middle East, and Europe to its ascent as a globalâ€”but especially an Americanâ€”phenomenon. It describes how early Americans took a French parlor game and, with a few extra cards and an entrepreneurial spirit, turned it into a national craze by the time of the Civil War. From the kitchen-table games of ordinary citizens to its influence on generals and diplomats, poker has gone hand in hand with our national experience. Presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Baracâ€¦ More >>