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The Resource Blood aces : : [the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker], by Doug J. Swanson, (sound recording)

Blood aces : : [the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker], by Doug J. Swanson, (sound recording)

Label
Blood aces : : [the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker]
Title
Blood aces :
Title remainder
[the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker]
Statement of responsibility
by Doug J. Swanson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops. Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness, and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness, and violence would come to dominate the Vegas scene. Veteran journalist Doug J. Swanson uses once-secret government documents and dogged reporting to show how Binion destroyed his rivals and outsmarted his adversaries--including J. Edgar Hoover. As fast paced as any thriller, Blood Aces tells a story that is unmatched in the annals of American criminal justice, a vital yet untold piece of this country's history
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
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Swanson, Doug J.
Dewey number
  • 364.1092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HV6452.N3
LC item number
S93 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by John McLain
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McLain, John
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
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  • Binion, Benny
  • Gangsters
  • Gangsters
  • Gamblers
  • Gamblers
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not applicable
Label
Blood aces : : [the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker], by Doug J. Swanson, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879328210
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483009308
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Z9455
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1649802
  • (OCoLC)879328210
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Compact disc
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Blood aces : : [the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker], by Doug J. Swanson, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879328210
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483009308
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Z9455
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1649802
  • (OCoLC)879328210
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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