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Amarillo Slim: In a World of Fat People

Amarillo Slim

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ISBN 10: 0060542357 / ISBN 13: 9780060542351
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition. Signed by the author at the front free endpaper. The boards are bright and clean, the pages are crisp and clean, without tears, the text is unmarked, and the book is tightly bound and in fine condition. The dustwrapper is also bright and clean, without tears, it is unclipped, wrapped in mylar, and in fine condition. (F/F.). Bookseller Inventory # 25195

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Title: Amarillo Slim: In a World of Fat People

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

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If there's anything I'll argue about, I'll either bet on it or shut up. And since it's not becoming for a cowboy to be arguing, I've made a few wagers in my day. But in my humble opinion, I'm no hustler. You see, neighbor, I never go looking for a sucker. I look for a champion and make a sucker out of him."

Amarillo Slim might be the greatest gambler who ever lived, but it's his down-home charm and folksy storytelling that have made him an American idol and media darling. Slim is a legend, as American as Paul Bunyan, Jesse James, and P.T. Barnum. In Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People, T.A. "Amarillo Slim" Preston will tell the tall tales of his fascinating life. Slim will describe some of his greatest gambling exploits -- from winning the World Series of Poker to creating extraordinary proposition bets to running the biggest black market in Europe during the war while giving pool exhibitions (read: hustling) on military bases for Uncle Sam. Among others, Slim beat Willie Nelson for $300,000 playing dominoes; Larry Flynt for $2 million playing poker. He has played poker with presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, and drug lords Pablo Escobar and Jimmy Chagra. He was also one of the pioneers of Las Vegas. Plain and simple, Amarillo Slim is America's greatest gambler of all time.

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Thomas Austin "Amarillo Slim" Preston has won the World Series of Poker and is the author of Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People. Married, with three children and seven grandbabies, he lives in Amarillo, Texas, of course.

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