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Item #: 9791569801740 -
Subtitled "The Strange Case of Touhy, Jake the Barber and the Kidnapping That Never Happened'. When Prohibition ruled America in the 1920's, it produced a lawless decade and lawless citizens. A mob boss like Al Capone became not only the era's leading bootlegger but also a pioneer and kingpin in the union extortion racket, a golden source of easy money and underworld power. But there was another major crime figure in the windy city as well; a gangster who emerged from the poverty-drenched...
Item #: 9780977065806 -
The author asks: What is it about Las Vegas that captivates us? Is it how the skim worked at the Stardust and how millions of dollars walked out the door uncounted? Or what really happened when Frank Sinatra threw a chair at the casino boss of the Sands? Did you ever hear the story about how some very bad Vegas guys rigged the gin rummy games at the Friars Club and took a bunch of famous people to the cleaners? Howard Hughes had some weird notions about the Silver Slipper and put his money...
Item #: 9780977065813 -
Vegas in the '50s and '60s was another world. The days when small-time gamblers like the author, in town with his wife for a weekend of shows and great food, could ride down the elevator at a Strip hotel with Lucille Ball, get an A table at the Versailles Room at the Riviera to see Rowan and Martin with Edie Adams opening, and laugh until it hurt when Buddy Hackett played the old Congo Room at the Sahara. Behind the scenes, the Mob ran Vegas. Behind-the-headlines stories about the men, the...
Item #: 9780963089014 -
This sometimes graphic, sometimes funny, but always serious bio covers the life of Walter Plankinton, who was in the brothel business. It reveals how his life changed when he walked through the doors of his Nevada cat house; how his business was nearly destroyed by fire bombing; relates stories of the girls, their pimps, and how their lives intermingled with his. 206 pgs, paperback, 1997