Chronicles of Old Las Vegas
Chronicles of Old Las Vegas

Chronicles of Old Las Vegas

Exposing Sin City's High-Stakes History

Chronicles Series

TRAVEL

240 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: October 2011

ISBN 9780984633418

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Overview

Discover one of America's most fascinating cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning Las Vegas's 150-year history. James Roman takes readers on a tour through the glamorous and sometimes sordid history of Las Vegas and explains how a railroad town transformed itself into "the Entertainment Capital of the World." Essays explore the major historic events from the founding of Sin City and  the building of the Hoover Dam to the rise of the Rat Pack at the Sands and the establishment of the Mafia-controlled casinos. Also included are intriguing tales of Vegas celebrities from Frank Sinatra and Liberace to Siegfried and Roy, as well as numerous historical photos and full-color maps.

Author Biography

James Roman is the author of Chronicles of Old Los Angeles and Chronicles of Old New York and served as editorial contributor to New York Living magazine for six years. He contributes regularly to publications that document emerging technology, and he appeared on the HBO television series Six Feet Under. He lives in Los Angeles.