By Amarillo Slim Preston, Greg Dinkin

ISBN-10: 0060542357

ISBN-13: 9780060542351

If there's something I'll argue approximately, I'll both wager on it or close up. and because it's no longer changing into for a cowboy to be arguing, I've made a couple of wagers in my day. yet in my humble opinion, I'm no hustler. you notice, neighbor, I by no means go searching for a sucker. i glance for a champion and make a sucker out of him."

Amarillo narrow may be the best gambler who ever lived, yet it's his down-home appeal and folksy storytelling that experience made him an American idol and media darling. slender is a legend, as American as Paul Bunyan, Jesse James, and P.T. Barnum. In Amarillo narrow in an international packed with fats People, T.A. "Amarillo Slim" Preston will inform the tall stories of his interesting existence. narrow will describe a few of his maximum playing exploits -- from profitable the realm sequence of Poker to making outstanding proposition bets to operating the largest black industry in Europe throughout the battle whereas giving pool exhibitions (read: hustling) on army bases for Uncle Sam. between others, slender beat Willie Nelson for $300,000 taking part in dominoes; Larry Flynt for $2 million enjoying poker. He has performed poker with presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, and drug lords Pablo Escobar and Jimmy Chagra. He used to be additionally one of many pioneers of Las Vegas. simple and straightforward, Amarillo slender is America's maximum gambler of all time.

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A few days later, when I had been at the hospital for about six weeks, Dad appeared alone in the doorway of my room. He told me we were going to check out, Rex Walls–style. ” I asked. “You just trust your old man,” Dad said. He unhooked my right arm from the sling over my head. As he held me close, I breathed in his familiar smell of Vitalis, whiskey, and cigarette smoke. It reminded me of home. Dad hurried down the hall with me in his arms. A nurse yelled for us to stop, but Dad broke into a run.

When we put down the backseat of the Green Caboose, there was room for everyone to sleep, though sometimes someone’s feet would be sticking in my face. One night a policeman tapped on our window and said we had to leave; it was illegal to sleep on the beach. He was nice and kept calling us. “folks” and even drew us a map to a place where we could sleep without getting arrested. But after he left, Dad called him the goddamn gestapo and said that people like that got their jollies pushing people like us around.

All of Dad’s engineering skills and mathematical genius were coming together in one special project: a great big house he was going to build for us in the desert. It would have a glass ceiling and thick glass walls and even a glass staircase. The Glass Castle would have solar cells on the top that would catch the sun’s rays and convert them into electricity for heating and cooling and running all the appliances. It would even have its own water-purification system. Dad had worked out the architecture and the floor plans and most of the mathematical calculations.

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