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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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
while most is true of my father, Clay Lynch, is true; the end of his life is not. My father was killed. He literally knew where the bodies were buried and in his state threatened the wrong men. They were later taken out of office and are dead now.