Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling (Hardback)David G. Schwartz (author)
Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 16/05/2007
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This work is the first narrative history of gambling, spanning the Stone Age to the Internet era, examining how it evolved with - and influenced - human civilization. Historian David G. Schwartz tells the epic story of gambling, beginning with its early emergence from divination rituals and ending with today's global gaming culture. In a sweeping, rollicking narrative, Schwartz looks at the betting games people have played since the dawn of history, and reveals that gambling has always been a crucial part of the human experience. Packed with scandals, schemes, and colourful characters from Julius Caesar to Casanova, George Washington to Steve Wynn, "Roll the Bones" is a sure bet to captivate readers from all backgrounds.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 576
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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