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Double Down : Reflections on Gambling and Loss

Double Down : Reflections on Gambling and Loss - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0156010702

Cover of Double Down : Reflections on Gambling and Loss 99 (ISBN 978-0156010702)
ISBN13: 978-0156010702
ISBN10: 0156010704

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Harvest Books
Published: 1999
International: No

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Double Down : Reflections on Gambling and Loss - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0156010702

Frederick Barthelme and Steven Barthelme

ISBN13: 978-0156010702
ISBN10: 0156010704

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Harvest Books
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Double Downis a true story, a terrifying roller-coaster ride deep into the heart of two men, and into the world of floating Gulf Coast casinos. When both of their parents died within a short time of each other, the writers Frederick and Steven Barthelme, both professors of English in Mississippi, inherited a goodly sum of money. What followed was a binge during which they gambled away their entire fortune-and more. And then, in a cruel twist of fate, they were charged with cheating at the tables. Told with a mixture of sadness and wry humor, and with a compelling look at the physical aura of gambling-the feel of the cards, the smell of the crowd, the sounds of the tables-Double Downis a reflection on the lure of challenging the odds, the attraction of stepping into the void. A cautionary tale (the brothers were eventually exonerated), it is a book that, once read, will never be forgotten.

Author Bio

Frederick and Steven Barthelme both teach at the University of Southern Mississippi

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