By Pete Earley
During this energetic and probing ebook, award-winning writer Pete Earley strains the extreme evolution of Las Vegas -- from the gaudy Mecca of the Rat Pack period to 1 of the country's most sensible relations holiday spots. He revisits the city's checkered historical past of moguls, mobsters, and entertainers, unearths the genuine tales of recognized strength agents like Steve Wynn and legends like Howard Hughes and Bugsy Siegel, and gives a desirable portrait of the existence, demise, and tremendous rebirth of the Las Vegas Strip.
Earley additionally files the gripping story of the marketers in the back of the increase and fall and upward push back of 1 of the most important gaming firms within the kingdom, Circus Circus -- to which he was once given special entry. In his trademark you-are-there sort, he is taking us behind the curtain to fulfill the blackjack buyers and hookers, the heavy hitters and bit avid gamers, the protection officials, cabbies, and showgirls who're stuck up within the mercurial velocity that pulses on the center of this fantastic urban.