Famous Gamblers, Poker History, and Texas Stories

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You have a great writing style, very credible, and entertaining. Those were dangerous times. Almost all of the guys are gone. A great book!...

Doyle Brunson, Poker Hall of Fame, author.

Hes as good a writer as he is a player. When it comes to poker tales...Johnny Hughes is your man....

Anthony Holden, London, President of the International Federation of Poker, author

... a captivating raconteur and avid historian...brings them to life with a unique flair and panache...(He) paints word pictures with witty, lush brush strokes reminiscent of Tom Wolfe...

Paul Dr. Pauly McGuire, author

..the William Manchester of poker historians...a Hughes narrative is like lighting a lantern into the darkest recess of pokers subculture...provides the very best portrait of these unique real-life characters of anyone on record...

Nolan Dalla, Media Director. World Series of Poker, author.

...the true story...of the beginnings of the phenomenon that poker has become...

Crandell Addington, Poker Hall of Fame.

Reading...is only paralleled by listening to him tell those stories in real time...like putting yourself in the same room as it all unfolded...when the mob ruled Las Vegas...the real stories...

Ryan Sayer, OnTilt Radio, C.O.O.,and Host.


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About the author

Johnny Hughes, Ph.D., was a professional poker player. He ran poker games to put himself through college. He sold books for McGraw-Hill Book Company. His territory was half of Texas and all of New Mexico. He was an account executive at KCBD-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lubbock. Johnny was a professor and lecturer at Texas Tech University for twenty years. He taught a variety of management subjects to undergraduate, graduate, and Honors students. He was also the Director of Petroleum Land Management. Johnny was the original manager of the Joe Ely Band, securing contracts with MCA Records and the William Morris Agency for booking. The first three albums, all on MCA Records, were recorded during this time. Johnny is the author of the novel, Texas Poker Wisdom, available on Amazon, and the upcoming novel, The Darling of Two Plus Two. He has written for the many magazines and web sites listed in this book.

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Aug 21, 2012
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