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Everyday Las Vegas : local life in a tourist town

Author: Rex J Rowley
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Every year, nearly forty million peole from all over the world visit Las Vegas, though only two million call the city home. Using interviews with more than one hundred local residents, [this book] takes a close look at what life is like for those who live in a place that the rest of the world sees as an exotic, even decadent vacation destination."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rex J Rowley
ISBN: 9780874179057 087417905X
OCLC Number: 811239045
Description: xv, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The local's Las Vegas --
One hundred years of opportunity, luck, and rapid change --
A place in the desert --
Watch 'em come, see 'em go --
Getting along with growth --
Stuck in the fast lane --
Locals in a tourist city --
Life in a town of glitter and gold --
Religion in sin city --
Conclusion : Las Vegas becoming.
Responsibility: Rex J. Rowley.

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"This is the first book that focuses on the neglected portion of Las Vegas--the area in the shadow of the glitter. By examining the lives of the residents who comprise the city, the common folks who Read more...

 
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