Sun, Sin & Suburbia: An Essential History of Modern Las Vegas

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Stephens Press, LLC, 2004 - History - 272 pages
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People all over the globe know Las Vegas as gambling's Mecca, Sin City, the Entertainment Capital of the World, a resort destination that attracts more than 35 million visitors per year. But that's just one piece of the story of this fascinating metropolis of 1.5 million people - and counting. With more than 6,000 people rushing to the valley each month, Las Vegas responded to the influx with enthusiasm and a can-do attitude, all while coping with enormous economic, social and political challenges. This carefully documented history focuses on the most exciting and chaotic decade in Las Vegas history: the 1990s. Veteran journalist Geoff Schumacher captures the true essence of Las Vegas, seeing past the neon and discovering the multi-faceted communities beyond.
  

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Although this is a fairly concise work on the rise of Las Vegas from outpost to destination, it suffers from three problems. First, it is written in a fairly dry journalistic style. The fact based ... Read full review

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Well written and interesting history of Las Vegas. It's a little outdated by the time I read it in Dec. 2011. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
Chapter
27
Chapter
56
Chapter Three
74
Chapter Four
96
Chapter Five
117
Chapter
134
Chapter Seven
168
Chapter Eight
184
Chapter Nine
205
Chapter
223
Chapter Eleven
243
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Geoff Schumacher grew up in Southern Nevada and has been a reporter, columnist and editor in Las Vegas for 16 years. He is Stephens Media Group's director of community publications, overseeing the editorial direction of an array of newspapers. He has also worked as a freelance writer, published in the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and In These Times.

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