How To Cheat Your Friends At Poker

Author: Penn Jillette
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312360689
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How To Cheat Your Friends At Poker. A guide based on the authors' conversations with a wealthy old-time hustler counsels players on how to profitably cheat during poker games with friends, covering such tactics as marking cards, stashing holdouts, and targeting opponents. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Penn Teller S How To Play In Traffic

Author: Penn Jillette
Publisher: Boulevard
ISBN: 9781572972933
Size: 12.27 MB
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Penn Teller S How To Play In Traffic. Collects practical jokes, tricks, and anecdotes for the armchair magician, including the "eternal card trick," "tattoo of blood," and "off the cuff"

Penn Teller S How To Play With Your Food

Author: Penn Jillette
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Penn Teller S How To Play With Your Food. Presents a collection of tricks to play at the dinner table--from bending spoons and creating terrorist fortune cookies to making blood pour out of a jello mold

Cruel Tricks For Dear Friends

Author: Penn Jillette
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Cruel Tricks For Dear Friends. Penn & Teller impart their priceless secrets for conning, scamming, and fooling your closest personal friends. And even they're suprised how many copies of this we've sold: 120,000 to-date.

The J Curve

Author: Ian Bremmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743293716
Size: 41.97 MB
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The J Curve. Locate nations on the J Curve -- left for authoritarian, right for democratic. Then figure out how to force those on the left to open their societies, rather than encouraging them to shut them tighter by further isolating them. The West's isolation of Kim Jong-il's North Korea gives him the cover he needs to extend his brutal regime (the mistake the U.S. made for a long time with Saddam Hussein and Castro); in Saudi Arabia, western governments should encourage manageable change before the country breaks apart; they should help strengthen China's economy so it can further liberalize; they must encourage Israel to decide what kind of country it will be. Filled with imaginative and surprising examples of how to correct outworn political ideas, The J Curve points the way for western governments to lead the way to a realistic political balance and a healthier economic future.

God No

Author: Penn Jillette
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451610386
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God No . A scathingly funny reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments from the larger, louder half of world-famous magic duo Penn and Teller reveals an atheist's experience in the world: from performing on the Vegas strip with Siegfried and Roy to children and fatherhood to his ongoing dialogue with proselytizers of the Christian Right and the joys of sex while scuba-diving, Penn has an outrageous sense of humor and a brilliantly entertaining opinion on, well, anything you care to think of.

Material Dreams

Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019507260X
Size: 63.36 MB
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Material Dreams. Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream and indeed one of the finest narrative historians writing today on any subject. The first two installments of his monumental cultural history, "Americans and the California Dream," have been hailed as "mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting)" (The New York Times Book Review) and "rich in details and alive with interesting, and sometimes incredible people" (Los Angeles Times). Now, in Material Dreams, Starr turns to one of the most vibrant decades in the Golden State's history, the 1920s, when some two million Americans migrated to California, the vast majority settling in or around Los Angeles. In a lively and eminently readable narrative, Starr reveals how Los Angeles arose almost defiantly on a site lacking many of the advantages required for urban development, creating itself out of sheer will, the Great Gatsby of American cities. He describes how William Ellsworth Smyth, the Peter the Hermit of the Irrigation Crusade, the self-educated, Irish engineer William Mulholland (who built the main aquaducts to Los Angeles), and George Chaffey (who diverted the Colorado River, transforming desert into the lush Imperial Valley) brought life-supporting water to the arid South. He examines the discovery of oil, the boosters and land developers, the evangelists (such as Bob Shuler, the Methodist Savanarola of Los Angeles, and Aimee Semple McPherson), and countless other colorful figures of the period. There are also fascinating sections on the city's architecture the impact of the automobile on city planning, the Hollywood film community, the L.A. literati, and much more. By the end of the decade, Los Angeles had tripled in population and become the fifth largest city in the nation. In Material Dreams, Starr captures this explosive growth in a narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose.

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617864099
Size: 18.98 MB
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Great Expectations. In Charles DickensÍs classic tale of society,æPip is a boy who wants to be a gentleman. When a mysterious benefactor provides Pip the money to better himself, he moves to London to learn all he can to impress and marry the beautiful Estella. But when the benefactor surfaces, all could be lost. Young readers can follow the tale of love, wealth, and friendship in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of DickensÍs Great Expectations. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.

Spider Man Deadpool Vol 2

Author: Scott Aukerman
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 1302498282
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Spider Man Deadpool Vol 2. Collects Spider-Man/Deadpool #6-7, #11-12 And #1.MU. Monsters, magic, merriment, movie-making and more! When Deadpool goes Hollywood, he’s sure to bring his wall-crawling bud along for the ride — after all, Spidey is no stranger to selling out! In the proud DP tradition, a “lost” issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN flashes us back to one of our pun-happy pair’s earliest meetings! Then, Spidey and Deadpool meet Pen and Teller, for reals, in a tale penned by Penn himself! When both our heroes are alone for the holidays, that means they’re the only ones who can save Christmas! And when another of those crazy events rocks the Marvel Universe, the web-slinger uses all his powers (and responsibilities) to fight the Monsters Unleashed — while Deadpool is about as helpful as he usually is. It’s the team-up series where anything can happen — and does!