Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2009
CD ISBN 978-1-4272-0799-9 $29.99 Six CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Don't know the difference between the "turn" and the "river"? You will after reading this fascinating history of poker in America. And you'll have plenty to share at the water cooler. For example, during WWII, card manufacturers created special decks to be shipped to American POWS—the outer layers of some cards could be peeled back to reveal escape routes out of Germany. Talk about a lucky draw! Narrator Oliver Wyman narrates as if he’s dealing out each nugget of information. Most impressive—even though it’s heard for a only few moments—is his Walter Matthau accent, used to deliver a quote that sums up the book's thesis: "Poker represents the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great." R.W.S. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2010]
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