By the close of 1882 in the American West, the line between heroes and villains is narrow. Total chaos is staved off only by the few who take the law at its word and risk their lives to uphold it. But in the West, the rules aren't always played according to Hoyle. US Marshals Eli Flynn and William Henry Washington — longtime friends and colleagues — are escorting two prisoners to New Orleans for trial when they discover there's more than outlawry to the infamous shootist Dusty Rose and the enigmatic man known as Cage. As the two prisoners form an unlikely partnership, the marshals can't help but look closer at their own. When forces beyond the marshals' control converge on the paddle wheeler they've hired to take them downriver, they must choose between two dangers: playing by the rules at any cost, or trusting the very men they are meant to bring to justice. HR This is a revised and edited second edition, with minor new additions, originally published elsewhere.
Author: Walter B. Gibson
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: Games & Activities
"According to Hoyle" is the card-table synonym for Correct --a definitive guide to the correct playing of all known card games, with full descriptions and explanations of rules and techniques for each game and its variations. B & W photographs throughout.
Author: Stewart Wolpin
Publisher: New Chapter Press
Release Date: 1990
Here's a chance to learn the 200 real rules of poker, including descriptions of the characters, the right food (pizza, cold cuts) and the wrong food to serve; betting strategies that keep the player from losing to much too early; dealing, talking; and the dos and don'ts of a minimal standard of behavior.
The comprehensive book has the complete rules of your favourite card games and many you have never even heard of. To learn a new game, to play old favourites better or to settle any question that comes up, this is an authorative reference for any home or card room. A must for anyone who wants to play a card game and play correctly.
Ever since the middle of the Eighteenth Century, 'according to Hoyle' has been an expression of fair and rule-abiding play. In an age when more and more people are rejecting the inanities of electronic games and returning to the old, perennial favourites, the reissue of this great book will be welcomed by all games players of discernment. This edition of Hoyle's Games has been prepared by Lawrence Dawson, and covers more than fifty varieties of card game, as well as Backgammon, Draughts, Chess, Solitaire, Darts, Dominoes, Nine Men's Morris, Billiards, Pool, Snooker and many more.
Author: Simon Mitton
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This biography tells the story of Hoyle's life as well as his science. His most important work focused on the evolution of stars, the origin of the chemical elements, the nature of gravitational forces, and the origin of life on Earth.