The Glorious Deception
by Jim Steinmeyer
Jim Steinmeyer unveils the secrets behind the most enigmatic performer in the history of stage magic, Chung Ling Soo, the 'Marvelous Chinese Conjurer'—a magician whose daring made his contemporary Houdini seem like the boy next door.
Here is a look at the rough-and-tumble world of turn-of-the-century entertainments, the West's discovery of Oriental culture, and Soo's strange descent into secrecy as he rose to stardom—written by the foremost chronicler of magic's history and culture. Due to the scandals surrounding Robinson's death, this is the first time his full story has ever been told.
Killer Sports Major League Baseball Annual
by Mti Sports
Divided into two sections, this new addition to the baseball arena starts off with articles entitled: Do Big Crowds Favor the Home Team? Three Cheers for the Defense (2006 Preview); Weather Forecast; 2005 standings and results. The second section devotes eight pages of information for each MLB team and features trends for both beginner and advanced player. The authors draw from approximately 25,000 different handicapping situations to draw out the most viable for the upcoming season. Record keeping portion allows for pitchers, opening and closing lines, final score, straight and O/U results, runs, hits, errors, homers and left on base.
Gambling Book Reviews
Tax Questions For Gamblers Answered in Two New Books
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Gamblers with tax questions will find help in two particular titles -- one very new, another a respected reference that the pros have been using for years - arriving just in time to help.
New Las Vegas History and Picture Books ‚Äì Three Great Choices
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Three new books which either trace the history of Las Vegas or show the city as it is today have arrived at Gambler's Book Shop, and they're perfect for coffee-table gift items or for the historian who is curious about the most colorful city on the continent.
Stanford Wong Explores Skill-Shooting in 'Wong on Dice'
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Stanford Wong, one of best read authors on gambling and games, focuses on the world of dice and craps in his fascinating new book. Issues covered range from the basics- bets, house edge, table layout, thru the more advanced topics- pre-setting, controlling and probability. An interesting, well written easy read.
Two Poker Pros Release Invigorating Books
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Two of the pokers best players release books about how to play. Doyle Brunson explores the world of online poker, while Charlie 'Scotty Warbucks' Shoten examines the way to a positive poker life.
Annie Duke Reveals the Details of Her Life in New Autobiography
Monday, November 21, 2005
Annie Duke is an autobiographical look at a remarkable poker player who is very popular on the televised tournament trail. Her book is unlikely to interest those looking for strategic poker information, despite the inclusion of narratives of her two most famous poker tournament wins.
Wong's Basic Blackjack Gets to the Heart of Strategy Variations
Thursday, November 17, 2005
This book is an indispensable part of the serious blackjack player's library. It covers blackjack basic strategy, but supremely thoroughly, covering common games as well as some of the most obscure rules variations that have ever been found on the planet.
Kill Phil on Poker
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Poker players who love or dislike Phil Hellmuth (his arrogance and ego could put King Kong on tilt many claim), there's a book title worth remembering--Kill Phil by Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson.
Fortune's Formula Fulfills Multiple Interests
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
William Poundstone relates the colorful interconnected relationships between bookies, mathematicians, brokers, speculators and gamblers in this fulfilling history trying to beat the odds.