Sun, Sin & Suburbia: An Essential History of Modern Las Vegas
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kd9 - LibraryThing
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
Review: Sun, Sin & Suburbia: An Essential History of Modern Las VegasUser Review - Dawn - Goodreads
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 It's a little outdated by the time I read it in Dec. 2011.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