Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century

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Routledge, Oct 15, 2015 - Political Science - 340 pages
First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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NEON METROPOLIS: How Las Vegas Started the 21st Century

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Relentlessly upbeat chronicle of America's capital of glamour, sin, money-laundering, and heavyweight boxing—somewhat surprising, coming from the editor of the journal Environmental History and ... Read full review

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An odd book. It's generally a fun read, and there's lots of interesting background on America's most fasinating city. But Rothman has an overeager authorial voice, and the book isn't particularly well ... Read full review


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Hal Rothman is a professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the editor of the journal Environmental History. The author of Devil's Bargains: Tourism in the Twentieth Century American West, Rothman is a frequent commentator on Las Vegas. He has been featured on National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and in the four-hour A&E Television Network documentary, Las Vegas.

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