Sharks in the Desert
by John Smith
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One of Nevada's finest newspaper columnists and authors here has penned one of the best biography-history combination books ever with tis work which focuses on those folks who made big money in the casino business. How HAS Las Vegas changed since the early days? Who were the visionaries, the entrepreneurs, those who anticipated what it has become today? Also, what changed the perception of Las Vegas as an 'outlaw city,' to 'a community that prospered because it remained intriguing and was able to constantly reinvent itself'? From Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, the Flamingo and El Rancho to the earliest days of the Frontier and Stardust, Smith takes us on a historic trip, focusing on the people, their dreams, what went right, what went wrong and how it all led to the Las Vegas we know today.
Global Gaming Business
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