Chronicles of Old Las Vegas: Exposing Sin City's High-Stakes History
by James Roman (Goodreads Author)
Discover one of America's most fascinating cities through thirty dramatic true stories spanning Las Vegas's 150-year history. James Roman takes readers on a tour through the glamorous and sometimes sordid history of Las Vegas, and explains how a railroad town transformed itself into The Entertainment Capital of the World. Essays explore the major historic events from the f...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Museyon Inc
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I have always been captivated by the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. Picked up this light book on the Kindle and it read quite easy. Like seemingly all towns in the West, train stops and water rights proved very important to the founding of Sin City. Not a whole heck of a lot new here, but a nice little romp as to the people and events that made Vegas what it was and what it is today. Contrary to the movie, "Bugsy" Bugsy Seigel didn't really make the City or the Flamingo, in fact he was a pretty...more
Very enjoyable read. Provides quick overview of Las Vegas history to those who don't know much about Vegas connections with mob. Highlights those celebrities who have become Vegas icons...layout was engaging and felt up-to-date... Chronological order of events was somewhat hard to follow. Liked the frequent inclusion of maps in each chapter which referenced locations and points of interest that were referred to in the chapter...Piqued my interest in the casino development phases too.