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Super Casino Inside the New Las Vegas

ISBN-10: 0553573497
ISBN-13: 9780553573497
Edition: 2001
Authors: Pete Earley
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Description: In this lively and probing book, award-winning author Pete Earley traces the extraordinary evolution of Las Vegas -- from the gaudy Mecca of the Rat Pack era to one of the country's top family vacation spots. He revisits the city's checkered history  More...

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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

In this lively and probing book, award-winning author Pete Earley traces the extraordinary evolution of Las Vegas -- from the gaudy Mecca of the Rat Pack era to one of the country's top family vacation spots. He revisits the city's checkered history of moguls, mobsters, and entertainers, reveals the real stories of well-known power brokers like Steve Wynn and legends like Howard Hughes and Bugsy Siegel, and offers a fascinating portrait of the life, death, and fantastic rebirth of the Las Vegas Strip. Earley also documents the gripping tale of the entrepreneurs behind the rise and fall and rise again of one of the largest gaming corporations in the nation, Circus Circus -- to which he was given unique access. In his trademark you-are-there style, he takes us behind the scenes to meet the blackjack dealers and hookers, the heavy hitters and bit players, the security officers, cabbies, and showgirls who are caught up in the mercurial pace that pulses at the heart of this astounding city.

Pete Early lives near Washington, D.C.

Counting Cards
In the Beginning
Prologue
The Luxor
Winter: Reincarnation
Spring: A Spin of the Wheel
Summer: Betting It All
Fall: Crapped Out
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Index

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