Farika Zingarella won the greattest game of poker ever played - her prize, the town of Simpering, North Dakota. Gathering a group of like-minded female geniuses to her side, she established a prairie empire that could hold off the world - and did. There wasn't much to laugh about in 1919. World War I had ended, but fascism would soon be on the rise again. American women held fast on the suffrage question. Then came Farika and The Mighty Five. You've never lived in a town like this.