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It Happened in Las Vegas: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened In Series)
It Happened in Las Vegas: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened In Series)
by Paul W. Papa
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sloppy Editing, March 7, 2011
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I visited my aunt and uncle several times in Las Vegas before my family moved there in 1936. I was disappointed that this book did not mention the Elks Club, with all the work their members did to make Las Vegas a top tourist attraction. The annual Helldorado celebration in Las Vegas was a huge publicity success,attracting tourists from this country AND abroad but was not mentioned in this book. The book has many errors--some typos, but mostly sloppy editing. For example, the age of Sam Gay, with the statistics given, is NOT correct_(see p.14 & 18)---The same is true of Nick The Greek (see pages 62-65) and was the PEPCON explosion in 1988 or 1998 ? And of course, the Dunes implosion error, mentioned by other reviewers. I also think that "North Town" (North Las Vegas) should have been mentioned. I don't know anything outstanding about it, but it was, and still is, there, and it is a sizeable area.
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