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21: Bringing Down the House - Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions - Ben Mezrich
21: Bringing Down the House - Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
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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... show more
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. 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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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9781416561705 (1416561706)
Publisher: Pocket Star
Edition language: English
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Ahundredthousandstories
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4.0 Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
*3.75*
davidofterra
davidofterra rated it
2.0 Bringing Down the House : The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
poorly written but an interesting story
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even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment rated it
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How do you make a book about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll boring? This is how! Saw the film, enjoyed it. Read this, hoping to gain a deeper insight into what "happened". I'm also a bit obsessively interested with card counting and general numberiness so I was disappointed that took up about ten p...
The Book Magpie's Nest
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2.0 21: Bringing Down the House - Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
How do you make a book about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll boring? This is how! Saw the film, enjoyed it. Read this, hoping to gain a deeper insight into what "happened". I'm also a bit obsessively interested with card counting and general numberiness so I was disappointed that took up about ten p...
Betsy Reads Books
Betsy Reads Books rated it
4.0 Bringing Down the House : The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
This book was really good! I'm not a gambler at all (I only play the slots) but it made me want to go out and play blackjack. Even though I'm not a math whiz, I felt like I could clean Vegas out after reading this.
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