Above: Cover Image of "Las Vegas Legends: What Happened in Vegas..." By Greg Niemann.
Greg Niemann remembers what happened in Vegas, and you'll be on the edge of your seat reading about the old-time mobsters, gamblers, and adventurers. He'll be signing his latest book "Las Vegas Legends: What Happened in Vegas..." at Upstart Crow Bookstore on September 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM.
Las Vegas also known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" was forged by far sighted and tough characters of the Old West who created a town that worked for them. It attained cityhood in 1911, and remained unique with its myriad and exciting attractions resulting in a world-class resort destination. Back in the 1930s, while other areas suffered the pangs of the Depression, Las Vegas blossomed and grew, thanks to liberal divorce laws, nearby construction of Hoover Dam, and the pivotal dynamic force – legalized gambling.
Las Vegas legends have it all – sex, mobsters, casino moguls, gambling, world class attractions, myths, true stories, scandals, and even the dark side. Learn about the early days, the town under mob rule, and the decisions that made Las Vegas the largest city spawned in the 20th century. Many of the stories in this book are so electrifying they have even shocked the generally unflappable Las Vegans. It’s a fascinating, comprehensive "must read" not only for the residents, but for anyone who ever considers visiting Las Vegas.
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