The money and the power

the making of Las Vegas and its hold on America, 1947-2000

By Denton, Sally & Morris, Roger

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ISBN
978-0-37540-130-5
Publisher
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2001.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2001

According to Denton (The Blue Grass Conspiracy) and her husband, noted author Morris (Partners in Power), modern Las Vegas enjoys a thriving economy dependent on gambling, greed, political corruption, and drugs that mirrors what is practiced throughout America. The authors present many fascinating profiles of the men with the "juice," including founding father Meyer Lansky, leader of the Jewish mob that originally controlled postwar Las Vegas; Benny Binion, gambler, murderer, and on...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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