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James McManus, 2010 Lois and Willard Mackey Chair in Creative Writing

September 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

James McManus, the 2010 Lois and Willard Mackey Chair in Creative Writing, will read from his new nonfiction book, Cowboys Full, at 8 p.m. this Wednesday in the Moore Lounge of Pearsons Hall.

 
James McManus
is the author of Positively Fifth Street, a New York Times bestseller that is already considered a classic, and Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker, as well as seven books of fiction and poetry. He has spoken about the history of poker at Yale, Harvard Law School, Google Inc., the American Bar Association, in the Oval Office with President Obama, and on numerous media outlets. He has written about the game for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, Foreign Policy, Card Player, ESPN.com, and American History.