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The Resource Pinball wizards : jackpots, drains, and the cult of the silver ball, Adam Ruben

Pinball wizards : jackpots, drains, and the cult of the silver ball, Adam Ruben

Label
Pinball wizards : jackpots, drains, and the cult of the silver ball
Title
Pinball wizards
Title remainder
jackpots, drains, and the cult of the silver ball
Statement of responsibility
Adam Ruben
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Pinball's history is America's history, from gambling and war-themed machines to the arcade revolution and, ultimately, the decline of the need to leave your house. The strangest thing about pinball is that it persists, and not just as nostalgia. Pinball didn't just stick around--it grew and continues to evolve with the times. Somehow, in today's iPhone world, a three-hundred-pound monstrosity of wood and cables has survived to enjoy yet another renaissance. Pinball is more to humor writer Adam Ruben than a fascinating book topic--it's a lifelong obsession. Ruben played competitive pinball for years, rising as high as the 80th-ranked player in the world. Then he had children. Now, mired in 9,938th place--darn kids--Ruben tries to stage a comeback, visiting pinball museums, gaming conventions, pinball machine designers, and even pinball factories in his attempt to discover what makes the world's best players, the real wizards, so good. Along the way, Ruben examines the bigger story of pinball's invention, ascent, near defeat, resurgence, near defeat again, and struggle to find its niche in modern society"--Amazon.com
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616223
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruben, Adam
Dewey number
794.7/5
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pinball machines
  • Amusements
  • Pinball machines
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jackpots, drains, and the cult of the silver ball
Label
Pinball wizards : jackpots, drains, and the cult of the silver ball, Adam Ruben
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Everything nobody needs
  • Backglass to the future
  • PAPA19: judgment day
  • Admirable occupations for reasonable creatures
  • A vicious form of amusement
  • Come to PAPA
  • "It's more fun to compete"
  • How Josh and Zach's dad saved pinball
  • Space invaders
  • Come (back) to PAPA
  • The day pinball died
Control code
ocn978252153
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781613735916
Lccn
2017012377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)978252153
Label
Pinball wizards : jackpots, drains, and the cult of the silver ball, Adam Ruben
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Everything nobody needs
  • Backglass to the future
  • PAPA19: judgment day
  • Admirable occupations for reasonable creatures
  • A vicious form of amusement
  • Come to PAPA
  • "It's more fun to compete"
  • How Josh and Zach's dad saved pinball
  • Space invaders
  • Come (back) to PAPA
  • The day pinball died
Control code
ocn978252153
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781613735916
Lccn
2017012377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)978252153

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