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The money and the power : the making of Las Vegas and its hold on America, 1947-2000

Author: Sally Denton; Roger Morris
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The shadowy past and present of Las Vegas, and its role in the shaping of today's America, are revealed.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Denton, Sally.
Money and the power.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001
(OCoLC)606522898
Online version:
Denton, Sally.
Money and the power.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001
(OCoLC)610106320
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Denton; Roger Morris
ISBN: 037540130X 9780375401305
OCLC Number: 44775230
Description: x, 479 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Juice. Meyer Lansky: the racketeer as chairman of the board --
Benny Binion: the outlaw as icon --
Pat McCarran: the democrat as autocrat --
Bugsy Siegel: the executioner as entrepreneur --
Hank Greenspun: the hustler as conscience --
Estes Kefauver: the opportunist as prophet --
City of fronts. "Beyond this place there be dragons" --
"This alliance of gamblers, gangsters, and government" --
"Temple town of the American dream" --
"Character loans" --
American mecca. Party in Carson City --
Enemy too far within --
"Cleaning out the sucker" --
High rollers --
One last cruise --
"Joint's a joint" --
Epilogue: Shadow capital.
Responsibility: Sally Denton and Roger Morris.
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The shadowy past and present of Las Vegas, and its role in the shaping of today's America, are revealed.

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