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The real Las Vegas : life beyond the strip

Author: David Littlejohn
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A team of fifteen reporters led by David Littlejohn, together with prize-winning photojournalist Eric Gran, studied the "real" Las Vegas - the city beyond the Strip and Downtown - for the better part of a year. They talked to teenagers (whose suicide and dropout rates frighten parents), senior citizens (many of whom spend their days playing bingo and the slots), Mexican immigrants (who build the new houses and
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Real Las Vegas.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford Unviersity Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607246299
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Littlejohn
ISBN: 0195130707 9780195130706 9786610560028 6610560021
OCLC Number: 40354614
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 306 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A View from West Las Vegas / Nefretiti Makenta --
Water for the Desert Miracle / Jenna Ward --
For Sale: Thirty Thousand Homes a Year / Lisa Moskowitz --
Houses of the Holy / Lori Leibovich --
Organizing Las Vegas / Andrea. Epilogue: Learning More from Las Vegas / David Littlejohn. Introduction: The Ultimate Company Town / David Littlejohn --
Down and Out in Vegas / Malcolm Garcia --
Bingo! / Michelle Ling --
Growing Up in Las Vegas / Marie Sanchez --
El Pueblo de Las Vegas / Bill Dauber. Lampros. Pawnshops: Lenders of Last Resort / Joe Heim --
Skin City / Maia Hansen --
Law and Disorder / Heather World --
Why They're Mad: Southern Nevada versus the United States / Randolph Court.
Responsibility: edited by David Littlejohn ; photographs by Eric Gran.
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