Books about Las Vegas — For an Inside Look at Sin City
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The city that never sleeps has many books about Las Vegas that will take you to places that most locals and tourists will never know. Whether you are a tourist, local, or never even been to Vegas these books will fascinate and enthrall you. Get the scoop from these great Las Vegas books!
The Battle for Las Vegas: The Law Vs. the Mob
From the 1970s through the mid-1980s, the Chicago Outfit dominated organized crime in Las Vegas. To ensure the smooth flow of cash, the gangsters installed a front man with no criminal background, Allen R. Glick, as the casino owner of record, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthaal as the real boss of casino operations, and Tony Spilotro as the ultimate enforcer, who’d do whatever it took to protect their interests. Federal and local law enforcement declared war on organized crime. The Battle for Las Vegas relates the story of the fight between the tough buys on both sides.
The Las Vegas Chronicles: The Inside Story of Sin City, Celebrities, Special Players and Fascinating Casino Owners
The Las Vegas Chronicles assembles the true stories of the city’s most conniving mobsters and how they ran Sin City during its heyday. Pairing McLean’s personal experience working in Las Vegas with his vivid investigative style of writing, this is one of the most beautifully illustrated books about Las Vegas. It gives you a unique look into the history of this extraordinary city.
Uncover the Hollywood myth behind Bugsy Siegel and his wacko schemes for the Flamingo Hotel, and witness the real evolution of the fabulous Strip.
Las Vegas Then and Now
by Su Kim Chung
Once upon a time, ‘Sin City’ attracted a different sort of visitor. Spanish explorers were the first to come to this desert oasis to enjoy its natural hot springs and named the spot Las Vegas, or ‘the meadows.’ Now just a century after it was founded in 1905, Las Vegas is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the US. Fascinating then-and-now photographs capture the city’s evolution from desert railroad outpost to the gambling and entertainment capital of the world.
See just how much has changed in Las Vegas Then amp; Now.
Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas
by Rick Lax
Rick Lax was paranoid to begin with. He saw lies everywhere. And when he saw them, he spoke up. But when his girlfriend gets conned by a violent drug dealer, nothing Rick does seems to help. So what if he misses the next lie? What if spotting them isn’t enough to protect against them? What if exposing lies puts him in even more danger? During the course of his unconventional education, Rick gets closer to becoming a human lie detector…but at what cost?
Books about Las Vegas don’t get much better than this!