One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stuey ', the Kid', Ungar, the World's Greatest Poker Player

Nolan Dalla (Author) Peter Alson (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Atria Books
Publish Date
June 01, 2006
Pages
316
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.81 X 8.38 inches | 0.69 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743476591
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About the Author

Nolan Dalla is the lead sports handicapper for Casino Player and has written for Gambling Times, Card Player, Poker Digest, Poker Pages, Poker Player, and The Intelligent Gambler. He was the head of public relations for Binion's Horseshoe in Las Vegas and is now media director for the World Series of Poker. A native Texan, he currently resides in Las Vegas.

Peter Alson is the author of the highly acclaimed memoir Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie and coauthor of One of a Kind, a biography of the poker champion Stuey Ungar, and Atlas: From the Street to the Ring: A Son's Struggle to Become a Man. Alson's articles have appeared in many national magazines, including Esquire, Playboy, and The New York Times Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Alice, and their daughter Eden.

Reviews

"A fascinating, cautionary tale." -- Chicago Tribune
"Reader beware the seductive blue flame. To illuminate the triumphant yet scorchingly hideous forty-five years Stuey Ungar spent among us, Dalla and Alson have produced an acetylene torch of a book. There was no other way to write a story like this. One of a Kind is a lesson in no-limit hold'em as well as a terrifying pleasure." -- James McManus, author of Positively Fifth Street
"A standout among this year's bumper crop of poker books." -- New York magazine