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Chronicles of Old Las Vegas : Exploring Sin City's High-Stakes History (Paperback) (James Roman)

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Discover one of America’s most fascinating cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning Las Vegas’s 150-year history. James Roman takes readers on a tour through the glamorous and sometimes sordid history of Las Vegas and explains how a railroad town transformed itself into “the Entertainment Capital of the World.” Essays explore the major historic events from the founding of Sin City and the building of the Hoover Dam to the rise of the Rat Pack at the Sands and the establishment of the Mafia-controlled casinos. Also included are intriguing tales of Vegas celebrities from Frank Sinatra and Liberace to Siegfried and Roy, as well as numerous historical photos and full-color maps.

Discover one of America's most fascinating cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning Las Vegas's 150-year history. James Roman takes readers on a tour through the glamorous and sometimes sordid history of Las Vegas, and explains how a railroad town transformed itself into ?The Entertainment Capital of the World.? Essays explore the major historic events from the founding of ?Sin City? to the building of the Hoover Dam and the rise of the Rat Pack at the Sands to Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo and establishment of the Mafia-controlled casinos.
Number of Pages: 239
Genre: Travel, History
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / West, Modern / General, USA / West / Mountain
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Author: James Roman
Language: English
Street Date: October 18, 2011
TCIN: 13801752
UPC: 9780984633418
Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-6187
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