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BOOK OF THE MONTH
IMMUNE: A JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIOUS SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Philipp Dettmer
1299

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Big Deal
Anthony Holden

Classification : Sports & Leisure
Pub Date : Sep 05, 2002
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 384
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349115191
Price : 799

About the book
BIG DEAL is the mesmerising story of a year spent by bestselling biographer Anthony Holden in the tough world of the professional poker player. He spent days and nights in the poker paradise of Las Vegas, in Malta and Morocco, even shipboard, mingling with the legendary greats, sharpening his game, perfecting his repartee, and learning a great deal about himself in the process.

Poker, Holden would insist, is not gambling. Like chess it is a paradigm of life at its most intense, a gladiatorial contest that brings out the best as well as the worst in people. Its heroes, its eccentrics and is comedians stalk the pages of this remarkable book, along with all the hair-raising, nail-biting excitement of the games themselves.

A classic of the genre, BIG DEAL is here reissued with a new introduction by the author.

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The author of bestselling biographies of Tchaikovsky, Laurence Olivier and Prince Charles, hailed on both sides of the Atlantic as 'definitive', Anthony Holden's BIG DEAL has been praised as a classic...(+)
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