Bluegrass Days, Neon Nights: High Rolling with Happy Chandler's Wayward Son, Dan Chandler

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Stephens Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 251 pages
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Bluegrass Days, Neon Night takes you through the rollicking life and times of legendary Las Vegas casino host and bon vivant, Dan Chandler. The wayward son of former Kentucky Governor and Major League Baseball Commissioner Albert "Happy" Chandler, Dan likes to say he started at the top and has spent his life working his way to the middle.Dan's bluegrass days began as a boy growing up in the Kentucky Governor's Mansion, the youngest son of one of the most popular politicians in America. Dan not only encountered President John F. Kennedy, but also learned a hard lesson in politics and life. Dan arrived in Las Vegas as the gambling capital's mob days were fading, but Caesars Palace had no shortage of characters - and he became intimate friends with super high rollers and stars ranging from Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson to Frank Sinatra.Bluegrass Days, Neon Nights is an unforgettable true tale told in the voice of one of the last of the great Vegas characters.

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Contents

A Note from Dan Chandler
9
Politics and the Prodigal Son
35
Bugsy Benny Moe and Me
49
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

John L. Smith writes a four-times-a-week column for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. This prize-winning columnist has published many books, including, Of Rats and Men: Oscar Goodman's Life from Mob Mouthpiece to Mayor of Las Vegas and No Limit: The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak. A fourth-generation Nevadan, he lives in Las Vegas with his wife Tricia and daughter Amelia.

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