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When the mob ran Vegas : stories of murder, mayhem, and money

Author: Steve Fischer
Publisher: [United States] : Berkline Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-one short, sizzling, behind-the-headlines stories about the men, the Mob, movie stars, and missing money that made early Vegas such a hot spot in the Nevada desert in the early '40s to '60s. From Bugsy's Flamingo to beheadings at the Riviera, from the Rat Pack to Sinatra's sucker punch. Diagrams of mob events and photos of mobsters and celebrities are included.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fischer
ISBN: 0977065804 9780977065806
OCLC Number: 62331653
Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: That damn Kefauver Committe --
Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo --
The Havana Mafia Conference : the vote to kill Bugsy --
Fat Irish green --
Help! : we just lost the Thunderbird --
Two dumb Tonys --
A check signed by 3 Las Vegas legends --
Uncle Morrie and Aunt Audrey's Las Vegas vacation --
The story of Mr. Lucky, Tony Cornero --
History and mystery of the Moulin Rouge --
Vegas showgirls --
Frank Costello builds the Tropicana --
Does the Riviera still kill its executives? --
Frank Sinatra's Cal-Neva Lodge --
Teamsters Palace Las Vegas --
Fight night at the Sands --
How to cheat a Friar --
Howard Hughes buys Nevada --
The great Stardust skim --
The Silver Slipper's slipper --
Lefty and the Ant --
Coffee shop stories : Rat Pack and the Sands.
Responsibility: Steve Fischer.

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Twenty-one short, sizzling, behind-the-headlines stories about the men, the Mob, movie stars, and missing money that made early Vegas such a hot spot in the Nevada desert in the early '40s to '60s. From Bugsy's Flamingo to beheadings at the Riviera, from the Rat Pack to Sinatra's sucker punch. Diagrams of mob events and photos of mobsters and celebrities are included.

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