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McManus, James

Overview
Works: 55 works in 124 publications in 5 languages and 5,868 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Case studies  Psychological fiction  Drama  Romantic comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Genealogy  Fictional autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Thesis advisor, Performer
Classifications: PS3563.C386, 795.412
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James McManus
Positively Fifth Street : murderers, cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker by James McManus( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of life in Las Vegas investigates the murder of poker player Ted Binion, revealing a secret world of kinky sex, black magic, and science lurking at the heart of gambling's World Series of Poker
Cowboys full : the story of poker by James McManus( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: From James McManus, author of the bestselling Positively Fifth Street, comes the definitive story of the game that, more than any other, reflects who we are and how we operate. Cowboys Full is the story of poker, from its roots in China, the Middle East, and Europe to its ascent as a global-but especially an American-phenomenon. It describes how early Americans took a French parlor game and, with a few extra cards and an entrepreneurial spirit, turned it into a national craze by the time of the Civil War. From the kitchen-table games of ordinary citizens to its influence on generals and diplomats, poker has gone hand in hand with our national experience. Presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama have deployed poker and its strategies to explain policy, to relax with friends, to negotiate treaties and crises, and as a political networking tool. The ways we all do battle and business are echoed by poker tactics: cheating and thwarting cheaters, leveraging uncertainty, bluffing and sussing out bluffers, managing risk and reward. Cowboys Full shows how what was once accurately called the cheater's game has become a mostly honest contest of cunning, mathematical precision, and luck. It explains how poker, formerly dominated by cardsharps, is now the most popular card game in Europe, East Asia, Australia, South America, and cyberspace, as well as on television. It combines colorful history with firsthand experience from today's professional tour. And it examines poker's remarkable hold on American culture, from paintings by Frederic Remington to countless poker novels, movies, and plays. Braiding the thrill of individual hands with new ways of seeing poker's relevance to our military, diplomatic, business, and personal affairs, Cowboys Full is sure to become the classic account of America's favorite pastime
Going to the sun : a novel by James McManus( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Penny Culligan, a 29-year-old diabetic from Chicago who used her insulin to kill a boyfriend after he was mauled by a bear and begged to be put out his misery. As she cycles to Alaska several years later to revisit the scene, the novel describes the way Penny is coping with the memory of that mercy killing. By the author of Out of the Blue
Out of the blue by James McManus( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positively fifth street : [murderers, cheetah's, and Binion's World Series of Poker] by James McManus( Recording )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of life in Las Vegas investigates the murder of poker player Ted Binion, revealing a secret world of kinky sex, black magic, and science lurking at the heart of gambling's World Series of Poker
ABCD( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family drama about cultural displacement. A rebellious young Indian woman (described as an American Born Confused Deshi or ABCD) and her more traditional brother react in very different ways to their widowed Hindu mother's attempts to honor their homeland's culture and find suitable Indian spouses
The education of a poker player : linked stories by James McManus( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical stories by New York Times-bestselling author James McManus follow the transformational track of protagonist Vincent' s adolescence from priesthood to poker
Chin music : a novel by James McManus( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great America : poems by James McManus( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curtains : new and selected stories by James McManus( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost waves by James McManus( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboys full : the story of poker by James McManus( Recording )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of poker, from its roots in China, the Middle East, and Europe to its ascent as a global--but especially an American--phenomenon, braiding history with poker's relevance to our military, diplomatic, business, and personal affairs
The big empty( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An alienated private eye forces his way into the lives of the suspicious wife who hired him and the adulterous husband he is shadowing"--Container
Studies of hydrothermal processes in Crater Lake, OR by Robert W Collier( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kendall County, Texas marriage records 1862-1900 by James McManus( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two strip clubs by James McManus( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California intercity bus classification count : state intercity bus plan by Steven J Zimrick( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ABCD : American born confused Desi( Visual )

in Hindi and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Raj and Nina, first generation Asian Indian immigrant children who have grown up in America, & their mother Anju, who is desperately trying in her old age to reconcile her decision to come to America long ago
Sediment sources and the history of accumulation in Tillamook Bay, Oregon( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cinquième carte by James McManus( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Positively Fifth Street : murderers, cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
Alternative Names
James McManus American writer, teacher, and poker player

James McManus Amerikaans pokerspeler

McManus, James

Джеймс МакМанус

マクマナス, ジェイムズ

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