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Making Monte Carlo : a history of speculation and spectacle

Author: Mark Braude
Publisher: New York ; London : Simon & Schuster, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"A rollicking narrative history of Jazz Age Monte Carlo, chronicling the city's rise from WWI's ashes to become one of the world's most storied, infamous playgrounds of the rich, only to be crushed under it's own weight ten years later"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Braude
ISBN: 9781476709697 1476709696 9781476709703 147670970X 1476709718 9781476709710
OCLC Number: 905667955
Description: ix, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Monte Carlo stories --
The cunning and the easily duped --
The art of misdirection --
The antechamber of death --
Complete disorder reigns --
We do not approve of gaming houses --
A whole town remains to be built! --
This little paradise --
Karl Marx's cough --
Prodigal sons and wayward daughters --
Monaco at war --
The merchant of death --
Salvation by exile --
The blue train --
A monument to frivolity --
Enter Elsa --
The fast life --
One-way street --
Postscript: Faites vos jeux --
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Responsibility: Mark Braude.

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"A rollicking narrative history of Jazz Age Monte Carlo, chronicling the city's rise from WWI's ashes to become one of the world's most storied, infamous playgrounds of the rich, only to be crushed under it's own weight ten years later"--Provided by publisher.

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