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

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Architecture - 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

Contents

1 Inventing Modern Las Vegas
3
Entertainment in the Malleable Metropolis
33
The New Service Economy
63
4 Freedom and Limits in a City of Pleasure
89
Filling Las Vegas
121
5 The New Emigrant Trail
123
6 The Face of the Future
149
Latinos in the New City
175
Life in a Libertarian Desert
207
The Weight of Traffic
235
Building a City without Basements or Closets
261
Neighborhoods of Affinity
291
Epilogue
317
Selected Bibliography
325
Index
329
Copyright

Building a New City
205

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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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