Bringing Down the House is as readable and as fascinating as Liar's Poker or Barbarians At the Gate, an insight into a closed, excessive and utterly corrupt world.
The long-running New York Times bestseller that has become a cultural phenomenon, Bringing Down the House is an action-filled caper carried out by the unlikeliest of cons -- supersmart geeks. Gambling pervaded the M.I.T. campus, and genius kids with money and glittering futures were just as likely to be found in a Paradise Island casino as in the school library.
Bringing Down the House AGJ1990. Summary:. Amanda, who had been turning to leave the room and go back down to the kitchen to start breakfast, stopped and turned back to Chloe.. Riley had spent lots of time at Amanda and Chloe’s house over the fourteen years the two of them had been friends, to the point that Riley eventually called.Be the first to rate this book! Bringing Down the House: How Six Students Took Vegas for Millions. by Ben Mezrich. Published: 2004-01 Paperback: 0 pages. 0 members reading this now 1 club reading this now 1 member has read this book. It's Friday night and you're on a red-eye to the city of sin. Strapped to your chest is half a million.Download Full Bringing Down The House Book in PDF, EPUB, Mobi and All Ebook Format.. Mobi and All Ebook Format. You also can read online Bringing Down The House and write the review about the book. PDF Search Engine. BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE is as readable and as fascinating as LIAR'S POKER or BARBARIANS AT THE GATE, an insight into a.
Suddenly, there can be no more hiding behind false identities; the high life folds like a bad hand of cards.Filled with tense action and incredibly close calls, Bringing Down the House is a real-life mix of Liar's Poker and Ocean's Eleven -- and it's a story Vegas doesn't want you to read.
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Bringing Down the House is the true story of how six MIT students turned gambling into speculation to fleece Las Vegas for millions. The best and brightest students are recruited by an eccentric former teacher with teeth like a picket fence of spades, diamonds, clubs and hearts to practice in a college backroom as the MIT Blackjack Team before invading the strip.
Bringing Down the House tells the true story of the most successful financial scam ever, in which teams of brilliant young mathematicians and physicists won millions of dollars from the casinos and blackjack tables of Las Vegas, in the process getting drawn into the high life of drugs, sex and spending big.
May be the most fascinating book written on blackjack counting teams since the days of Ken Uston, who died in 1987. Mezrich gained the trust of a half-dozen MIT students and covers a four-year period when the team was in its heyday (1994 to 1998), winning big and escaping the clutches of casino management with minimum damage. But the strength of the book is in his astute observations of how.
Real-life all too rarely offers stories that are quite as satisfying as fiction. Bringing Down the House is one of the exceptions. Cheating in casinos is illegal; card-counting - making a record of what cards have so far been dealt to enable the player to make some prediction of what cards remain in the deck - is not.
Molly's Game is a memoir written by a woman who went from being a cocktail waitress to running an exclusive, but illegal, high-stakes underground poker enterprise and coming into conflict with entitled celebrities, mob bosses, and the FBI. It's one of those off-kilter American dream stories where an outsider takes initiative and enjoys success in a big glitzy celebrity-gossip-filled way and.
Ben Mezrich. Ben Mezrich is the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House in addition to many other books, both fiction and non-fiction. The major motion picture 21, starring Kevin Spacey, was based on Bringing Down the House.The Oscar-winning film The Social Network was adapted from The Accidental Billionaires.
Bringing Down the House covers familiar material, the story of the victories and travails of a successful blackjack team competing against the casinos, but this one is written well enough to make the material seem fresher than I might have expected. This is the story of one of the infamous MIT blackjack teams written for a mass audience, which means that it's probably not as detailed as.
Bringing Down the House is the true story of how six MIT students turned gambling into speculation to fleece Las Vegas for millions.
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