The Resource The players : the men who made Las Vegas, edited by Jack Sheehan

The players : the men who made Las Vegas, edited by Jack Sheehan

Label
The players : the men who made Las Vegas
Title
The players
Title remainder
the men who made Las Vegas
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jack Sheehan
Title variation
Men who made Las Vegas
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Las Vegas has been described as "the last great, mythic city that Western civilization will ever create," and its brief, phenomenal history has been largely shaped by a handful of colorful and astute casino operators who turned a dusty desert town into the gawdy, booming holiday mecca that it is today."--BOOK JACKET. "The essays in this book introduce us to these "players" and outline the decisions that led them and their chosen city unparalleled heights of success. We discover how early leaders like Cliff Jones, Moe Dalitz, and Benny Binion first grasped Las Vegas's potential as a center for high-stakes gambling, and we read of mobster "Bugsy" Siegel's efforts to bring to reality another man's dream of a glamorous resort-casino on a then-remote site at the edge of town."--BOOK JACKET. "Other visionaries like Jay Sarno, Sam Boyd, and Jackie Gaughan helped turn casinos into islands of fantasy, replete with lavish entertainment spectacles, that have become the norm for subsequent construction in the city, and they began the now-standard practice of mass-marketing the Las Vegas experience to middle America. The arrival of eccentric Howard Hughes introduced a new style of corporate management to an industry hitherto led by independent entrepreneurs and their families - a style of management since carried on by Kirk Kerkorian and Steve Wynn."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6721.L3
LC item number
P58 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sheehan, Jack
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gambling
  • Gamblers
Label
The players : the men who made Las Vegas, edited by Jack Sheehan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • John L. Smith
  • 4.
  • Benny Binion: He Who Has the Gold Makes the Rules
  • A. D. Hopkins
  • 5.
  • Sportman's Paradise
  • John L. Smith
  • 6.
  • The Ghost of Ben Siegel
  • John L. Smith
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Jay Sarno: He Came to Play
  • A. D. Hopkins
  • 8.
  • Sam Boyd's Quiet Legacy
  • Jack Sheehan
  • 9.
  • Jackie Gaughan: Keeping the Faith on Fremont Street
  • Bill Moody and A. D. Hopkins
  • 10.
  • A Peculiar Institution
  • Howard Hughes in Vegas
  • Sergio Lalli
  • 11.
  • Kirk Kerkorian: The Reticent Billionaire
  • Dave Palermo
  • 12.
  • Steve Wynn: King of Wow!
  • Mark Seal
  • 13.
  • Cowboys, Crooks, and Corporations: How Popular Literature Has Treated Las Vegas
  • Sergio Lalli.
  • John H. Irsfeld
  • 25.
  • The Adult Playground Becomes a Heaven for Families
  • Dave Palermo
  • 2.
  • Cliff Jones: "The Big Juice"
  • Sergio Lalli
  • 3.
  • Moe Dalitz and the Desert
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 224 p.
Isbn
9780874173062
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97024443
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM37187466
  • CARL037187466
Label
The players : the men who made Las Vegas, edited by Jack Sheehan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • John L. Smith
  • 4.
  • Benny Binion: He Who Has the Gold Makes the Rules
  • A. D. Hopkins
  • 5.
  • Sportman's Paradise
  • John L. Smith
  • 6.
  • The Ghost of Ben Siegel
  • John L. Smith
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Jay Sarno: He Came to Play
  • A. D. Hopkins
  • 8.
  • Sam Boyd's Quiet Legacy
  • Jack Sheehan
  • 9.
  • Jackie Gaughan: Keeping the Faith on Fremont Street
  • Bill Moody and A. D. Hopkins
  • 10.
  • A Peculiar Institution
  • Howard Hughes in Vegas
  • Sergio Lalli
  • 11.
  • Kirk Kerkorian: The Reticent Billionaire
  • Dave Palermo
  • 12.
  • Steve Wynn: King of Wow!
  • Mark Seal
  • 13.
  • Cowboys, Crooks, and Corporations: How Popular Literature Has Treated Las Vegas
  • Sergio Lalli.
  • John H. Irsfeld
  • 25.
  • The Adult Playground Becomes a Heaven for Families
  • Dave Palermo
  • 2.
  • Cliff Jones: "The Big Juice"
  • Sergio Lalli
  • 3.
  • Moe Dalitz and the Desert
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 224 p.
Isbn
9780874173062
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97024443
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM37187466
  • CARL037187466

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