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Bringing Down the House - by Ben Mezrich (Paperback)

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Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 272

Format: Paperback

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs

Publisher: Atria Books

Author: Ben Mezrich

Language: English

Street Date: September 15, 2003
TCIN: 11339023
UPC: 9780743249997
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6844
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



After five weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list in hardcover, Mezrich's inside story of the young card-counting masterminds who took on Vegas is poised to reach an even wider audience in its new paperback edition.



Book Synopsis



The #1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21--the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas--and lived to tell how.Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the brightest of M.I.T.'s math students and engineers take up blackjack under the guidance of an eccentric mastermind. Their small blackjack club develops from an experiment in counting cards on M.I.T.'s campus into a ring of card savants with a system for playing large and winning big. In less than two years they take some of the world's most sophisticated casinos for more than three million dollars. But their success also brings with it the formidable ire of casino owners and launches them into the seedy underworld of corporate Vegas with its private investigators and other violent heavies.



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Bill Simmons ESPN THE magazine This book made me want to gamble! Vegas! Vegas!
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