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    The Nevada Governor's Mansion celebrates its 100th birthday with a look back over the 17 governors and families who have called the mansion home. 256 Pgs. 2009

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      Designed to help anyone plan a visit to casino gambling areas through the United States and Canada. Maps, toll-free numbers, addresses, casino square footage, restaurant hours, games offered, addresses, whether fun books are offered, room price ranges, and websites and much more!. Many of the establishments and other attractions offer discount coupons that are located in back of the book. Overall, a time saving, potentially money-saving package of information for the occasional player or the...

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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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          At the age of 7 Robert G. Allen had his first ghost encounter when he was visited by the spirit of a family member who would sit at the foot of his bed. The deceased older man would look at young Robert and smile, then his image would dissolve. When he mentioned these sightings to his parents they wrote it off to his having an overactive imagination. However when he began revealing names and events that he could not have known they began to take notice. The older gentlemen, as it turned out,...

          BLOOD ACES
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            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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            Item #: 9780738507705 -

              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...

                      EVERYTHING GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS
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                      Item #: 9781580624381 -

                        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...

                          FRONTIERS IN CHANCE
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                          Item #: 9781939546036 -

                            Subtitled "Gaming Research Across the Disciplines". The UNLV Center for Gaming Research's Occasional Paper Series features papers on a variety of topics in gaming history, economics, and operations from scholars and members of the industry. This collection pulls together 17 papers originally published in the series, making them available in one book for the first time. Ranging from the mythologies surrounding notorious gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel to a look at the...

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                            Item #: 9780990001607 -

                              Subtitled "How Jay Sarno Won a Casino Empire, Lost It, and Inspired Modern Las Vegas". Jay Sarno built two path-breaking Las Vegas casinos, Caesar's Palace (1966) and Circus Circus (1968), and planned but did not build a third, the Grandissimo, which would have started the mega-resort era a decade before Steve Wynn built The Mirage. As mobsters and accountants battled for the soul of the last American frontier town, Las Vegas had endless possibilities - if you didn't mind...

                              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,...

                                HIKING LAS VEGAS: 60 HIKES WITHIN 60 MINUTES OF THE STRIP
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                                Item #: 9780929712215 -

                                  271 pages, paperbound, 1999.

                                  HIKING SOUTHERN NEVADA
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                                    213 pages, paperbound, 1999.

                                    HISTORY OF HISPANICS IN SOUTHERN NEVADA
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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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                                      Item #: 9780874178371 -

                                        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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                                        Item #: 9780762750177 -

                                          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 ADVISOR
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                                            A subscription item available through GBC in single copies only … Use it if you plan just one visit to Las Vegas, or aren’t ready to subscribe. Single issues do not have the advertised coupon book. That is free with the subscription.

                                            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...

                                                  LAST HONEST PLACE IN AMERICA
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                                                    Cooper, a veteran journalist and radio host, begins with the destruction of the last vestige of old Las Vegas, the Desert Inn where the Rat Pack frolicked, demolished in 2001. Now hotels are operated by corporations, not mobsters; casinos are as much about entertainment as gambling; and the town is decidedly family friendly. But, as Cooper discovered, some things about the city never change. What makes this profile of Las Vegas fascinating is the way it works on two levels. As Cooper goes...

                                                    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...

                                                        MANHATTANIZING LAS VEGAS
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                                                          An insider's guide to the next wave of explosive growth in Las Vegas. Real estate investment expert Paul Murad tells how the rapid population growth and limited land supply creates unique opportunities in vertical residential properties. He reveals the secrets needed to position and profit from the emerging market of high-rise residential properties. Aimed at the real estate agent who wants to keep his clients aware of the next stage of explosive real estate growth in Las Vegas, this is also a...

                                                          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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                                                            Item #: 9780929712802 -

                                                              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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                                                                Item #: 9780929712697 -

                                                                  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

                                                                    PASSING THROUGH
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                                                                    Item #: 9781932173406 -

                                                                      Menzies has logged a quarter million miles on his vintage Volkswagen bus in pursuit of pictures and unusual stories. His favorite destination is Nevada, which encloses more open public land than any other state in the lower forty-eight. Think of the Silver State as a haven for those irregular souls who could never be content with a nine-to-five job or a three-bedroom, split-level in suburbia. A compilation of the most memorable misfits Menzies has encountered in the course of his peripatetic...

                                                                      PERSONAL FAVORITES: THE CHEFS OF LAS VEGAS
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                                                                      Item #: 9781932173130 -

                                                                        This book gives you an extensively illustrated behind-the-scenes look into a culinary scene that is becoming, in true Sin City fashion, one of the world's most exciting. Lists some of the city's top restaurants and the philosophies, missions and little-known personal histories of the people who run them. Also gives a selection of the chefs' favorite recipes, each accompanied by a color photo. 192 pgs, hardcover, 2005

                                                                        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...