Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker

Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker

James McManus

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Cowboys Full lines the tale of poker from its roots in China, the center East, and Europe, in the course of the again rooms of saloons and the parlors of U.S. presidents to its evolution as a world phenomenon. It describes how early american citizens took a French parlor online game and became it right into a nationwide craze by the point of the Civil warfare. It explains how poker, as soon as ruled through cardsharps, is now the preferred card video game in Europe, East Asia, Australia, South the United States, and our on-line world, in addition to on tv. alongside the way in which, James McManus examines the game's amazing carry on American tradition, noticeable in every little thing from Frederic Remington's work to numerous poker novels, video clips, and performs. Cowboys complete is raucous and interesting, a full of life, definitive historical past of the sport that, greater than the other, explains who we're and the way we operate.

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