Full of strange episodes and characters, the history of Las Vegas is too little known. Denton and Morris's revisionist, past-as-prologue look at how Las Vegas came to be is a startling, original work that adds much to our understanding of recent American history. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This is an explosive report on the Las Vegas and the behind the scenes operations of our national crime syndicates, the major political parties, the intelligence community and how... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lee Charlton
I don't know why people give a 1-star rating to a book because it isn't a light, entertaining page-turner, or because it criticizes their favorite politician or party. Read morePublished 16 months ago by TLR
The premise is that Las Vegas is a microcosm of the greed, corruption and exploitation that is the United States of America. Read morePublished on April 9, 2012 by Frank R. Hayde
Sally Denton and her husband Roger Morris took five years to write this highly researched tour-de-force, which details the mob involvement in Las Vegas and the corridors of power... Read morePublished on March 30, 2010 by Paige Turner
I love the idea of Vegas. I like reading about the involvement of the criminal enterprise getting involved, helping Vegas become what it is. Read morePublished on November 12, 2009 by TSabonis
I have been gambling off and on for 40 years in Vegas and elsewhere, and I knew for certain what kind of scumbags run the casinos, so wasn't surprised about that. Read morePublished on March 13, 2009 by H. Duane Dunson
This book was fascinating and I couldn't put it down until I finished the last page.
The reviewer who mentioned the author's lack of sourcing is correct and I wish they'd... Read more
I don't doubt that much of the reporting in this book is accurate. Even so, though the writing in TMATP is decent -- evocative and well-paced -- its reporting leaves much to be... Read morePublished on November 16, 2007 by Librum