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21: Bringing Down the House By Ben Mezrich

21: Bringing Down the House
by Ben Mezrich

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21: Bringing Down the House Summary


21: Bringing Down the House: How Six Students Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich

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. But casinos understandably dislike the practice and make every effort to keep card-counters out of their premises. Bringing Down the House tells the true story of the most successful scam ever, in which teams of brilliant young mathematicians and physicists won millions of dollars from the casinos of Las Vegas, being drawn in the process into the high-life of drugs, high-spending and sex. 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.

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21: Bringing Down the House Reviews


"[A] high-octane tale with rich, sharp dialogue, bordering on Elmore Leonard turf...Bringing Down the House is a can't-miss deal." * Lorenzo Carcaterra *
"A surreal cacophony of glamour, suspense and, eventually, terror. Part Tom Clancy, part Elmore Leonard...Gripping" * The List *
"The tale laid out in Bringing Down the House is so beguiling, so agreeably reminiscent of, say Ocean's Eleven or House of Games that you find yourself mentally casting the parts as you read along... A fine yarn." * Sunday Times *
"An extraordinary story- [I read] this thrilling book in almost one sitting - it is, to use that cliche, "unputdownable"- a book that will surely become a classic of its genre." * Sunday Express *

About 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. Mezrich lives in Boston with his wife and son.

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GOR000933703
21: Bringing Down the House: How Six Students Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich
Ben Mezrich
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2008-04-01
320
0099498545
9780099498544
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