The Last Honest Place in America: Paradise and Perdition in the New Las Vegas
Following in the tradition of Hunter S. Thompson, award-winning journalist Marc Cooper describes his longstanding love affair with Las Vegas. Cooper's kaleidoscopic journey begins in October 2001 with the dynamiting of the Desert Inn—the moment when old Vegas "cool" died and the new corporate model claimed definitive victory. From there he takes us on a journey from the glitzy Strip to the frayed downtown, indulging in his lifelong love of blackjack, hanging out with Mormons, mobsters, MBAs, born-again virgins, strippers, lap dance union organizers, gambling addicts, priests, and Vegas's colorful and controversial mayor.
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THE LAST HONEST PLACE IN AMERICA: In Search of Paradise and Perdition in the New Las VegasUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Venturesome and intrepid Cooper (Pinochet and Me, 2001, etc.) becomes an embedded correspondent in a modern Xanadu designed to entice Kubla Khan, Hunter Thompson, and anyone with a spare buck.In 1947 ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Narboink - LibraryThing
When your subject is as protean and booming as Las Vegas, it’s almost impossible to write a contemporary account of it that isn’t hopelessly dated within a year or two of publication. This account ... Read full review