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      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,...

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      PENGUIN GROUP USA INC. Item #: 8412 -

        A rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas. They say in Vegas you can’t understand the town unless you understand Benny Binion—mob boss, casino owner, and creator of the World Series of Poker. Beginning as a Texas horse trader, Binion built a gambling empire in Depression-era Dallas. When the law chased him out of town, he loaded up suitcases with cash and headed for Vegas. The place would never be the same. Dramatic as any gangster movie, Blood Aces draws readers into...

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          Part of the 'Images of America' series, this picture book traces the Boulder Canyon Project Act (1928) and the birth of Hoover Dam, an undertaking that affected the interests of 7 states and is considered by many to be the most significant American public works project of the 20th Century. 128 pgs, paperback, 2000

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            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

            COLD DECK
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            Item #: 9780874178845 -

              Jude is a Las Vegas casino dealer who barely survived the deadly MGM fire in 1980. More than two decades later, he’s still dealing, a tired, middle-aged man, divorced, struggling with debt and trying to be a good father to his children. Then he loses his job and his car is totaled in an accident. When an attractive woman friend offers to help him get another job, Jude is happy to go along. Gradually, he realizes that his new job is part of an elaborate scheme to cheat a casino and that...

              EATING LAS VEGAS 2016
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                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...

                EVERYDAY LAS VEGAS
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                  Subtitled "Local Life in a Tourist Town". Every year, more than thirty-five million people from all over the world visit Las Vegas; only two million call the city home. Everyday Las Vegas takes a close look at the lives of those who live in a place the rest of the world considers exotic, even decadent. Using broad research, including interviews with more than one hundred Las Vegans, Rex Rowley--who grew up in Las Vegas--examines everyday life in a place that markets itself as an...

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                    An inexpensive, easy-to-follow, guidebook for new visitors to Las Vegas. Casual enough for the novice, informative enough for the sophisticated tourist who needs to know about where to find the best or least or most interesting spots in the city. 310 pgs, paperback, 2001

                    FRIENDLY FALLOUT 1953
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                    Item #: 9780874178258 -

                      Friendly Fallout 1953 is a hybrid work of literature that combines the actual history of atomic tests in the Nevada desert in 1953 with fictional vignettes that explore the impact of the tests on the people who participated in them and on civilian downwinders. Told through the perspectives of military personnel, scientists, ranchers and others, the stories bring to life a turbulent era when Cold War fears, patriotism, scientific ambition and popular excitement often collided with the welfare...

                      HENDERSON IMAGES OF AMERICA
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                        From the Images of America series comes this pictorial book marking the 50th anniversary of Henderson, Nevada. The city was never meant to remain a populated area, let alone grow to the second largest city in Nevada. There was some mining and ranching in the 1900s, but the city was founded on providing housing for workers at two of the largest federal projects in the west: Boulder Dam and Basic Magnesium, a wartime industry. Documents the growth of the city with photos and text. 127 pgs,...

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                          271 pages, paperbound, 1999.

                          HIKING SOUTHERN NEVADA
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                            213 pages, paperbound, 1999.

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                              Hispanics were among the first people of European descent to venture into the territory that became Nevada, and they have participated in every stage of the state's history and development since thenmines, railroads, ranches, the growth of its cities, and its modern industries. In this important pioneering study, Miranda offers a thoughtful and highly readable account of Nevada's largest ethnic minority. 240 pgs, hardcover, 1997

                              HOMELESS IN LAS VEGAS
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                                The homeless men and women represented in this book speak candidly about their plight, its origins, and the many obstacles to escaping it. They discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that Las Vegas’s focus on tourism, indulgence, and diversion offers its homeless residents. This compelling and emotionally charged ethnography counters many of the stereotypes of homeless men and women, revealing the remarkable diversity of their circumstances. It also offers their perspectives on...

                                IT HAPPENED IN LAS VEGAS
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                                  A delightful book of short stories, facts and trivia, that cover the history of Las Vegas from the Mormon arrival in 1855 to Siegfried and Roy in 2003. While the book seems hastily assembled, it covers the Las Vegas you may not know about: Who was Sam of Sam's Town? How did the World Series of Poker begin? Where was San Francisco Street? All, and more, are answered in this easy read. 158 pgs, paperback, 2009

                                  LAS VEGAS FUN FACTS
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                                    Every wonder how many churches there are in Las Vegas? Who was the first performer to earn $50,000 for an appearance? In 'Las Vegas Fun Facts', John Gollehon answers these and 100 other questions about Glitter City. A pocket size book, this is perfect for airplane reading, a good gift for the fan of Las Vegas, and a terrific way to learn bits of trivia. 95 Pages Paperbound 2000

                                    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...

                                        LEARNING FROM LAS VEGAS
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                                          This is one of the 'specialized' books that will appeal to a limited but interested audience. It has a 'theme,' if you will, and that theme is a call to architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of the 'common' people and less immodest in the erection of their monuments (buildings). The authors insist that architects and designers should be putting up buildings that respond directly to speed, mobility and changing lifestyles -- the kind of building that is a kind of art history...

                                          LOST VEGAS: REDNECK RIVIERA
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                                            Las Vegas lures you to shed moral responsibility and piss away your money on indulgences like decadent food, entertainment, gambling, and sex. If you don't enjoy these pastimes, then what's the point of visiting the land of compromised values? Where else can you get a cheap steak, crash a Mexican wedding, get cold-decked in blackjack by a dealer named Dong, play video poker for thirteen straight hours, drink piña coladas out of a plastic coconut, bum a cigarette from an 85-year-old...

                                            NEON METROPOLIS
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                                              Subtitled 'How Las Vegas Started the 21st Century', this book supports the idea that this unique city will eventually be imitated in many ways because of its success as a family recreation center, economic resilience and adaptability. The city has been able to avoid the fate of many ghost towns that litter the desert around it, and has become America's new dream capital. Excellent material on how the city began, evolved from its earliest days in the 1930s to modern times and how the...

                                              NEON NUPTIALS: COMPLETE GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS WEDDINGS
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                                                More than 120,000 couples annually flock to Sin City to tie the knot, most at one of the 60 wedding chapels of popular imagination and lore. A no-holds-barred, critical and fun look at how and where to get married in Las Vegas. It visits each chapel and tells future couples about the beautiful, the bad, and the kitschy in chapeldom. 223 pgs, paperback, 2005

                                                NEVADA CURIOSITIES: QUIRKY CHARACTERS, ROADSIDE ODDITIES
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                                                  The definitive collection of Nevada's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist. 264 pgs, paperback, 2008

                                                  ON THE BOULEVARD
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                                                    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 the peoplewinners, losers, lovers, haters, mobsters, copswho populate the city beneath its neon. 315 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                                    PARABLES FROM (A NOT QUITE) PARADISE NEVADA
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                                                      Includes 30 essays, most of which were first presented on KNPR, Nevada Public Radio, that allow Thompson to beat his chest with praise for our nation as well as the Running Rebels Basketball team, and to lift his brow of scorn for politicians who refuse to wrestle with fiscal problems and social maladies while hiding behind false concerns over bogeymen such as the nuclear waste issue. 116 pgs, paperback, 2003

                                                      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...

                                                        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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                                                            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...

                                                            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 FOLIES BERGERE! IN LAS VEGAS
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                                                              ARCADIA PUBLISHING Item #: 9724 -

                                                                Debuting at the Tropicana Hotel on Christmas Eve, 1959, at a reported cost of one quarter-million dollars (over two million in today's dollars), the Folies Bergere stage show featured a cast of "eighty stars" and promised an elegant evening of sensual entertainment complete with sensational song and dance numbers, curious novelty acts, and exquisite leggy showgirls. Imported directly from Paris, the iconic French production, famed for its elegant and chic legacy, was a mainstay on the Las...

                                                                THE KING OF CASINOS
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                                                                  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 MAKING OF MODERN NEVADA
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                                                                    Nevada has always been different from other states. Almost from its beginning, Nevada sanctioned behaviors considered immoral elsewhere gambling, prize-fighting, brothels, easy divorce and embraced a culture of individualism and disdain for the constraints of more conventional society. In The Making of Modern Nevada, author Hal Rothman focuses on the factors that shaped the states original maverick, colonial status and those that later allowed it to emerge as the new standard of American...

                                                                    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

                                                                      TIME OUT LAS VEGAS
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                                                                        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

                                                                        UNDER THE NEON SKY
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                                                                          Back in stock! Rankin's tale reads like a work of fiction, but every cutting edge event, every close call, every thing decadent and loving about Las Vegas is real.  As the doorman for a famed Strip hotel/casino, he saw it all and participated in much of it. 264 Pgs. 2009