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The money and the power : the making of Las Vegas and its hold on America

Author: Sally Denton; Roger Morris
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Vintage Books 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
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Denton; Roger Morris
ISBN: 0375701265 9780375701269
OCLC Number: 49381872
Description: x, 479 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: 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 --
"Beyond this place there be dragons" --
"This alliance of gamblers, gangsters, and government" --
"Temple town of the American dream" --
"Character loans" --
Party in Carson City --
Enemy too far within --
"Cleaning out the sucker" --
High rollers --
One last cruise --
"Joint's a joint" --
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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