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    21: Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions (Paperback) By (author) Ben Mezrich


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    DescriptionThe 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. A highly elite group of mathletes was recruited to join The Club, a small, secret blackjack organization dedicated to counting cards and beating the major casinos across the nation at their own game. As a successful ring of card savants, backed by a mysterious ringleader and shadowy investors, they infiltrated Vegas and won millions. The "Boston Herald" acclaimed it as "a suspenseful tale that portrays the players as Davids going up against Goliaths." And Bill Simmons of "ESPN" magazine exclaimed, "This book made me want to gamble! Vegas! Vegas!" Filled with tense action, high stakes, and incredibly close calls, "Bringing Down the House" is a nail-biting chronicle of a real-life "Ocean's Eleven." It's one story that Vegas does not want you to read.

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    21: Bringing Down the House
    The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Mezrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 273
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781416564195
    ISBN 10: 1416564195

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.5
    B&T General Subject: 170
    BIC subject category V2: WDP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    Libri: I-GA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24250
    Ingram Subject Code: GA
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000, GAM004030
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    B&T Approval Code: A09170000
    BISAC V2.8: GAM004000
    B&T Approval Code: A31401800
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    DC21: 364.1720922
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    DC22: 364.1/720922
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    LC classification: GV1247 .M49 2008C
    Thema V1.0: WDP
    Edition statement
    Free Press
    Imprint name
    Free Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1991. Since then, he has published six novels with a combined printing of more than a million copies in nine languages ("Threshold, Reaper, Fertile Ground, Skin, " and under Holden Scott, "Skeptic" and "The Carrier." His second novel, "Reaper, " was turned into TBS's premiere movie, "Fatal Error, " starring Antonio Sabato, Jr., and Robert Wagner. "Bringing Down the House" is his seventh book and his first foray into nonfiction.
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    "Rocky Mountain News" (Denver) A lively tale that could pass for thriller fiction....Mezrich's skilled yet easy writing draws sweat to the reader's brow.