Short History of Las Vegas

ISBN-10: 087417564X

ISBN-13: 9780874175646

Edition: 2nd 2004

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List price: $17.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication date: 3/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Barbara Land lived in California until her mid-twenties, when circumstances allowed her to begin a journey that spanned two continents and included homes in several different locales. Many adventures ensued and by 2011, she finally settled down in San Antonio, Texas, where she now lives with her daughter and an odd assortment of pets. Time well spent includes writing, reading, horseback riding and creating stained glass art. Chasing Through the Dreamtime is Barbara's first novel and was published in March 2014.

Preface to the Second Edition: Las Vegas: Fast Forward
Great Expectations
The Settlers
Two Towns Called Las Vegas
Gateway to the Dam
Politics, Las Vegas Style
Inventing the Strip
Bugsy and "The Boys"
Dark Shadows Over the Playground
Mr. Hughes Arrives in Las Vegas
The Entertainers
Three Tycoons
The Grand Tour
Big Deals, New Directions
Who Lives in Las Vegas?
Selected Bibliography: More About Las Vegas ...
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