978-0-224-07101-7 / 9780224071017

Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People: The Life, Times and Gambling Exploits of America's Living Legend


Publisher:Yellow Jersey Press



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Paperback. Pub Date: August. 2003 Pages: 272 Publisher: Random House Thomas Austin Preston Six foot four. Skinny AS A rake. Wears a SnakeSkin Stetson poker of He's played with three U.S. withpresidents - and Pablo Escobar; made a million dollars by the age of nineteen; and driven a golf ball a mile. Thomas Austin Preston - who is he The world knows him better as the greatest gambler of all time: Amarillo Slim. Born and raised in Amarillo. Texas. Amarillo Slim has lived the most daring. extraordinary. exciting and profitable life of any man alive. Sent overseas just after World War II. he ended up running the biggest black-market operation in Europe. He went back to his first love. cards. and was one of the very first winners of the World Series of Poker. He's had songs written about him and appeared in movies. and his picture hangs in City Hall. Las Vegas. Because. most of a...

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