The Players: Men Who Made Las Vegas (Paperback)
  • The Players: Men Who Made Las Vegas (Paperback)
zoom

The Players: Men Who Made Las Vegas (Paperback)

£23.95
Paperback Published: 30/09/1997
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Las Vegas has been largely shaped by a handful of colourful and astute casino operators who turned a dusty desert town into the gaudy, booming holiday mecca that it is today. The essays in this book introduce us to these ""players"". We discover how early leaders like Cliff Jones, Moe Dalitz and Benny Binion first grasped Las Vegas's potential as a centre for high-stakes gambling, and we read of mobster ""Bugsy"" Siegel's effort to bring to reality another man's dream of a glamorous resort-casino on a then-remote site at the edge of town. Other visionaries like Jay Sarno, Sam Boyd and Jackie Gaughan helped turn casinos into islands of fantasy, replete with lavish entertainment spectacles. The arrival of eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes introduced a new style of corporate management - a style of management since carried on by Kirk Kerkorian and Steve Wynn - to an industry previously led by independent entrepreneurs and their families. In preparing their essays, the contributors consulted a wide range of sources and conducted interviews with many of the surviving players and their families and associates. The result is an informative account of a city's growth through the vision, energy and decisions of some remarkable gambler-businessmen.

Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874173062
Weight: 349 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 14 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Curious Guide to London
Added to basket
Wandsworth
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Batsford's Glasgow Then and Now
Added to basket
Lincolnshire Folk Tales
Added to basket
Liverpool Then and Now
Added to basket
Edinburgh Then and Now
Added to basket
The Little Book of Lincolnshire
Added to basket
Great Liverpudlians
Added to basket
I Never Knew That About Scotland
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.49
Hardback
Calum's Road
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Did You Know? Bath
Added to basket
Scotland
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Bizarre Scotland
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
I Never Knew That About London
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Hardback
A Work of Beauty
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.