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The Money and the Power: The Rise and Reign of Las Vegas Paperback – June 6, 2002

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'The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America 1947-2000' - Denton and Morris trace the history of this trillion dollar site of unprecedented political and economic power and show how bankers, criminals, politicians and businessmen have worked together to control Las Vegas and how a handful of dedicated journalists and police offers were destroyed before they could expose the city's secrets.

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Sally Denton is an award-winning investigative reporter in both print and television, and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. Her husband and coauthor, Roger Morris, served on the senior staff of the National Security Council under Presidents Johnson and Nixon. He has won several national journalism prizes, and is the author of several books on history and politics.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Pimlico (June 6, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712668551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712668552
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,336,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sally Denton is an investigative reporter, author, and historian who writes about the subjects others ignore--from a drug conspiracy in Kentucky to organized crime in Las Vegas; from corruption within the Mormon Church to the hidden history of Manifest Destiny; from one of America's bitterest political campaigns to the powerful forces arrayed against Franklin D. Roosevelt. She has an extensive background in print and broadcast journalism, including newspapers, magazines, and television, and is the author of seven books of narrative history. While the subjects of her books at first glance seem disparate, they are actually unified by a central theme of the exploration of subjects in American history that have been neglected or marginalized. What she has done in her 30-year career is to explore the unmentioned truths about America--what the eminent scholar Daniel Boorstin called "Hidden History." She is a Guggenheim fellow,a Woodrow Wilson public scholar, a Hoover Institute Media Fellow, the recipient of two Western Heritage Awards, and has been inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. She was born and raised in Nevada, where she began her journalism career in 1976.

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