Coogan’s Trade Book Review

Coogan’s Trade Book Review

Last year the crime thriller “Killing Them Softly” starring Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini hit the big screen. The film proved popular both at the box office and the critics with the daily telegraph describing it as “bleakly terrifying”. What many people don’t realize is that it was based on a very cool crime novel […]

The Stu Ungar Story

The Stu Ungar Story

By the time Stu Ungar was 26 years old he had won the World Series Of Poker twice. Over the course of his career he would win an estimated $30 million dollars playing cards and would even take the World Series of Poker title for a third time. The Stu Ungar story has become the subject […]

The stuff you didn’t know about casino movies and books

Lots of movies are based on books, and quite a lot of casino-themed movies are loaded with trivia that few people ever know about. Here is a some of trivia about a few casino-based movies and books. Ocean’s Eleven made casinos look easy to rob Sure, they didn’t just walk out with the money (even […]

Nobel Prize in Literature

Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize is synonymous with high achievement; over the years, the Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to many great writers. Some are legends today, some were famous in their own time but are now forgotten, and some are more than a little surprising. Rudyard Kipling (1907) Born in India, English author Rudyard […]