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30 ILLEGAL YEARS TO THE STRIP
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BILL FRIEDMAN Item #: 397 -

    30 Illegal Years To The Strip is the inside story of Prohibition’s most powerful leaders, who later ran elegant, illegal casinos across America, before moving on to build the glamorous Las Vegas Strip gambling resorts. The seven leaders of the three dominating Prohibition gangs imported the world’s finest liquors on a massive scale. Although in an illegal and dangerous business, these seven espoused traditional business values and rejected the key tools of organized crime - monopoly, violence,...

    A SHORT HISTORY OF CARSON CITY
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    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA PRESS Item #: 110 -

      Nevada’s capital city is today a charming, modern community, with an unusually eventful past. A Short History of Carson City traces its history from its origin as a mid-nineteenth-century trading post to its rise as the political center of Nevada. Here are the hard-working citizens and colorful characters, the political and business decisions, and the evolving economy that helped shape it. This is the first comprehensive historical account of a thoroughly modern state capital with its roots...

      BEING OSCAR
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      INGRAM Item #: 3223 -

        Subtitled "From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas - Only in America". In Being Oscar, one of America’s most celebrated criminal defense attorneys recounts the stories and cases of his epic life. The Mafia’s go-to defender, he has tried an estimated 300 criminal cases, and won most of them. His roster of clients reads like a history of organized crime: Meyer Lansky, Nicky Scarfo and “Lefty” Rosenthal, as well as Mike Tyson and boxing promoter Don King, along with a midget, a dentist and a...

        BLOOD ACES
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        PENGUINRANDOMHOUSE Item #: 8412 -

          Subtitled 'The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker'. Blood Aces tells the astonishing story of Benny Binion—a rip-roaring saga of murder, money and the making of Las Vegas. Benny Binion was many things: A cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces is the tale of Binion’s crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a...

          BUILDINGS OF NEVADA
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          Item #: 411 -

            A part of the Oxford University Press series on Buildings of the United States, an ambitious history of the architectural riches of the states. Covers every part of Nevada, including 400 architecturally and historically significant structures of every type: courthouses, schools, churches, casinos, homes, hotels, mines, forts, ranches and more. Many photos by Bret Morgan, survey maps, and aerial photos. 312 Pgs. Hardcover 2000

            EATING LAS VEGAS 2016
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            Item #: 2103 -

              Restaurant guides typically give readers a singular viewpoint. Eating Las Vegas triples the ante, offering reviews from three respected Las Vegas food critics who hail from completely different backgrounds, lifestyles, and tastes��_��_��_and who usually disagree on the merits of any particular restaurant. Yet, after countless arguments over lunches and dinners all around town, Las Vegas��_�� best-known dining writers accomplished the impossible and came up with a list of the eateries all three...

              HIKING LAS VEGAS: 60 HIKES WITHIN 60 MINUTES OF THE STRIP
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              HUNTINGTON PRESS Item #: 944 -

                This one-of-a kind guide is devoted to southern Nevada's recreational wonderland. It details 20 hikes on the slopes of Mt. Charleston, the highest mountain in southern Nevada and only a 60-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip. It also describes 40 trails, paths, and routes in BLM's showcase Red Rock Canyon Recreation Area, less than half an hour from Glitter Gulch. 271 Pgs. 1999

                LAS VEGAS YOUR WAY
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                  Subtitled ' A Travel Guide for the Value Conscious Consumer'. This book provides information on dining, transportation, shows, and can also save you money. It will help you plan your vacation, provides a gambling guide, and this revision introduces you to the off-Strip Hotels, one of the best values in Vegas. So if you're going to Vegas on vacation, this book is a must buy! Indexed 173 Pgs. 2009

                  LAS VEGAS YOUR WAY- DOWNTOWN EDITION travel guide, las vegas, gifford, las vegas your way, lou gifford, downtown
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                    Las Vegas, perhaps you��_��re planning a trip there, or haven��_��t been there recently. I��_��ve vacationed there over 30 times, yet I still get excited when I just say the name. That��_��s why I wrote this book, to help you experience all that Vegas has to offer. Find out why I believe it is the entertainment capital of North America as I share my knowledge of the best shows, tours, and the dining and attractions that Vegas offers. This is the third edition of Las Vegas Your Way and it is...

                    LAS VEGAS: 1905-1965
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                    ARCADIA PUBLISHING Item #: 10692 -

                      Everyone thinks they know the story of Las Vegas: The showgirls, the gambling, the mob. But Las Vegas has always been much more. Families have lived here since its founding in 1905. After 1931, legalized gaming became the big tourist draw, and following World War II, the town began to market itself as "America's Playground." That is when the famed Las Vegas Strip came into its own and downtown was dubbed "Glitter Gulch." These vintage postcards show how Las Vegas evolved from a dusty railroad...

                      NEVADA TOWNS & TALES: VOL I NORTH
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                      NEVADA PUBLICATIONS Item #: 1356 -

                        Richly illustrated with photos, maps, drawings, and copies of documents and clippings, these two volumes trace the history of the state. Vol. 1 includes Reno, Elko, Carson City, and its mining, politics, ranching, and gaming. Vol. 2 highlights Tonopah, Las Vegas, and Ely and includes entertainment history. 222 Pgs.1981

                        NEVADA TOWNS & TALES: VOL II SOUTH
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                        NEVADA PUBLICATIONS Item #: 1357 -

                          Richly illustrated with photos, maps, drawings, and copies of documents and clippings, these two volumes trace the history of the state. Vol. 1 includes Reno, Elko, Carson City, and its mining, politics, ranching, and gaming. Vol. 2 highlights Tonopah, Las Vegas, and Ely and includes entertainment history. 244 Pgs.1982

                          OF RATS AND MEN
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                          HUNTINGTON PRESS Item #: 3224 -

                            Subtitled " Oscar Goodman's Life From Mob Mouthpiece to Mayor of Las Vegas", Of Rats and Men is the story of Mafia informants, made men, over-zealous government agents, a courtroom wizard, and the happiest mayor in America. It's the biography of Oscar Goodman. Photographs Index 515 Pgs. 2012 Revised and Expanded edition.

                            ON THE BOULEVARD
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                            HUNTINGTON PRESS Item #: 1403 -

                              Smith has written more than 2,000 columns on all manner of subjects pertaining to Las Vegas and the Boulevard, known around the world as The Strip. In this collection, previously published individually in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Smith takes us to the heart of the city - Its people: winners, losers, lovers, haters, mobsters, and cops who populate the city beneath its neon. 315 Pgs. 1998

                              QUICKSILVER - THE TED BINION MURDER CASE
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                                It was Las Vegas��_�� crime of the century. Lonnie ��_��_��_Ted��_ѝ Binion, ne��_��er-do-well son of famed casino owner Benny Binion, was found dead in his home. Some claimed drug overdose. Others speculated suicide. Investigators said murder.Ted��_��s beautiful girlfriend, Sandy Murphy, and her shadowy lover, Rick Tabish, were charged with Binion��_��s murder and the show began. Quicksilver is the story of the trial that rocked Las Vegas. A classic love triangle, a powerful casino family, and...

                                RUNNING SCARED
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                                HACHETTE BOOK GROUP Item #: 3067 -

                                  Steve Wynn is the former owner of the Bellagio - Las Vegas's latest monument to conspicuous consumption whose hotel and casino contain over $300 million in fine art and $1.5 billion in Wall Street money. He's a mogul whose empire at one point included The Mirage, The Golden Nugget and Treasure Island. But how did he gain and wield his tremendous power in Nevada? And why did a confidential Scotland Yard report prevent him from opening a casino in London? When this biography, written by a local...

                                  SHOWGIRL MEMOIR
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                                    Showgirl Memoir is an open window into Mikel's personal and professional life as a showgirl/dancer. a small town girl whose dream brought her two Olypian performances - '84 in Los Angeles and '88 in Seoul, Korea, and Jubilee Showgirl in Las Vegas. As additional dressing (and undressing) to her life's story, she shares many successes and a few road bumps along the way, exposing emotional scars as straight forward as her dancing topless. Photographs 275 Pgs. 2016

                                    SHOWGIRLS OF LAS VEGAS
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                                    ARCADIA PUBLISHING Item #: 2846 -

                                      Little girls all over the world may hope to grow up to become a princess, but few ever realize the dream. For those who grow up to become showgirls, they go far beyond, becoming goddess-like objects of men's desire and the epitome of feminine beauty, elegance, and class. As soon as resort casinos began to dot the dusty Las Vegas landscape, major stars, extravagant show productions, and beautiful women helped promote the city to become the ultimate adult playground. In the early 1950s, when...

                                      TALES OF OLD LAS VEGAS
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                                      CONTENT DISTRIBUTORS INC. Item #: 1895 -

                                        O'Connor describes the mystery and excitement of Las Vegas in the 1950s and 60s. Some of the characters he pictures are famous, others are little known people of the streets. This was the era of the Rat Pack with Dean Martin dealing 21 at the Sands for fun and Frank Sinatra getting into fist fights with hotel managers. It was a time when you handed five bucks to the show room captain and you got a seat close to the stage for any show, except Frank and Dean. The author brings you into the lives...

                                        THE ANOINTED ONE: AN INSIDE LOOK AT NEVADA POLITICS
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                                          Kenny Guinn was elected governor of Nevada in a 1998 landslide but the outcome was determined long before the first vote was cast. Ralston shows how the power and money of the casino industry combined with string-pulling and innuendo made this and perhaps other elections a mere formality. Guinn had never run for any office but he'd paid plenty of dues, so when he called in his markers, the powers paid off. Ralston unravels the complex web of insider politics and power to expose the system....

                                          THE KING OF CASINOS
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                                          ANDY MARTELLO Item #: 3392 -

                                            After a horrific blaze destroyed Willie Martello’s El Rey Club in 1962, nearly fifty years would pass before anyone knew of how that casino and one-time brothel provided a template for present-day gambling resorts, upset the Las Vegas mob, and inadvertently launched the career of Francis Ford Coppola. Were it not for the chance discovery of a single photo in a Las Vegas museum, the El Rey Club would be known only as the seedy brothel where Senator Harry Reid learned to swim. Using...

                                            THE PEOPLES OF LAS VEGAS
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                                              Until recently, Las Vegas was known as the city of sin, the place where people visited but didnt stay, a vacation resort in the desert. But today, immigration by diverse populations has changed the city into one of the fastest growing populaces in the nation. In this book, 17 local scholars from several disciplines profile 13 of the ethnic groups that make up the Las Vegas population, discussing why the people arrived in the city and how the demographics have changed. 352 pgs, paperback, 2005

                                              THE PLAYERS: THE MEN WHO MADE LAS VEGAS
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                                              UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA PRESS Item #: 3230 -

                                                Las Vegas was largely shaped by a handful of colorful and astute casino operators who turned a dusty desert town into the gaudy, booming holiday mecca that it is today. The essays in this book introduce us to these players. We discover how early leaders like Cliff Jones, Moe Dalitz and Benny Binion first grasped Las Vegas’s potential as a center for high-stakes gambling, and we read of mobster Bugsy Siegel’s efforts to bring to reality another man’s dream of a glamorous...

                                                TIME OUT LAS VEGAS
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                                                Item #: 525411 -

                                                  This back-pocket handy guide to Las Vegas 2008 is divided into seven sections: sights and museums, itineraries, nightlife, arts and leisure, eating and drinking and shopping. Each entry has at least a paragraph of info and a reference to finding it on the map in the back of the book. Lists websites, plus a strategy card for blackjack. 192 pgs, paperback, 2007

                                                  TOPLESS LAS VEGAS POCKET GUIDE
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                                                  HUNTINGTON PRESS Item #: 2188 -

                                                    A guide for guys who can't get enough of the topless woman. Snyder reviews and rates the topless and nude clubs, casino shows and adults-only pools. He lets you in on the secrets of navigating them and finding value. 278 Pgs. 2009

                                                    TOPLESS VEGAS
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                                                    HUNTINGTON PRESS Item #: 2189 -

                                                      A guide for guys who can't get enough of the topless woman. Snyder reviews and rates the topless and nude clubs, casino shows and adults-only pools. He lets you in on the secrets of navigating them and finding value. 278 Pgs. 2009

                                                      VEGAS CONFIDENTIAL: 1000 NAKED TRUTHS
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                                                      STERLING PUBLISHING COMPANY Item #: 2877 -

                                                        A gossip columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Clarke has tackled the job of writing the ten best of everything Vegas. Unlike other travel guides, this one covers myriad subjects, all researched by Clarke or his colleagues. Some of the places to eat, sight-see, celebrity watch, etc., are totally without coverage elsewhere. 271 Pgs. 2004

                                                        VEGAS REWARDS: HOW LAS VEGAS PAYS ME TO PLAY
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                                                        John Bird Item #: 10718 -

                                                          "Vegas Rewards is The #1 MUST Read Before You Go To Las Vegas or Any Casino!" Learn The Top 5 Secrets That Get You Free or Discount Rooms, Food and Shows in Las Vegas, and All Over The World At Hotels and Casinos. Gambling For Over 37 Years Worldwide, J. T. Bird Reveals How He Has Gotten More Than $326,000 Of Comps From Dozens Of Casinos, and... How You Can Too.Inside this step by step strategy guide you'll learn: Why It's Crucial To Get a Player's Card at Every Casino You Want Comps From....

                                                          WINNER TAKES ALL: WYNN, KERKORIAN & RACE TO OWN LAS VEGAS
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                                                          HACHETTE BOOK GROUP Item #: 2321 -

                                                            Sin City. Bright lights, high stakes, and no sleep. Home to some of the world's grandest, flashiest, and most lucrative casino resorts, Las Vegas, with its multitude of attractions, draws some forty million tourists from around the world every year. But Vegas hasn't always been booming at the level it is today. This newest influx is largely a result of three competing business moguls. Meet Kirk Kerkorian, Steve Wynn, and Dr. Gary Loveman, men who couldn't be more different from one another,...