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The Resource Blood aces : the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker, Doug J. Swanson

Blood aces : the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker, Doug J. Swanson

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Blood aces : the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker
Title
Blood aces
Title remainder
the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker
Statement of responsibility
Doug J. Swanson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • " The astonishing story of Benny Binion-a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas 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"--
  • "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"--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swanson, Doug J.
Dewey number
  • 364.1092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6452.N3
LC item number
S93 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Binion, Benny
  • Gangsters
  • Gangsters
  • Gamblers
  • Gamblers
Label
Blood aces : the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker, Doug J. Swanson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861478939
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780670026036
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013047860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861478939
Label
Blood aces : the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker, Doug J. Swanson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861478939
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780670026036
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013047860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861478939

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