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Positively Fifth Street

(2003)
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In the spring of 2000, Harper's Magazine sent James McManus to Las Vegas to cover the World Series of Poker, in particular the progress of women in the $23 million event, and the murder of Ted Binion, the tournament's prodigal host, purportedly done in by a stripper and her boyfriend. But when McManus arrives, the lure of the tables compels him to risk his entire Harper's advance in a long-shot attempt to play in the tournament himself. This is his deliciously suspenseful account of the tournament--the players, the hand-to-hand combat, his own unlikely progress in it--and the delightfully seedy carnival atmosphere that surrounds it. Positively Fifth Street is a high-stakes adventure and a terrifying but often hilarious account of one man's effort to understand what Edward O. Wilson has called "Pleistocene exigencies"--the eros and logistics of our competitive instincts.



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January 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Positively Fifth Street
Author(s): James McManus
ISBN: 0-340-82969-9 / 978-0-340-82969-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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October 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
Author(s): James McManus
ISBN: 0-7862-5727-X / 978-0-7862-5727-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
Author(s): James McManus
ISBN: 0-374-23648-8 / 978-0-374-23648-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Positively Fifth Street
Author(s): James Mcmanus
ISBN: 0-340-82970-2 / 978-0-340-82970-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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March 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
Author(s): James McManus
ISBN: 0-312-42252-0 / 978-0-312-42252-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Positively Fifth Street
Author(s): James McManus
ISBN: 0-7366-9637-7 / 978-0-7366-9637-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape inc.
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May 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
Author(s): James McManus
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
Author(s): James McManus
ISBN: 1-55927-885-4 / 978-1-55927-885-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
Author(s): James McManus
ISBN: 1-55927-884-6 / 978-1-55927-884-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
Author(s): James McManus
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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