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Battle for Las Vegas by Dennis Griffin
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Dec 26, 08

bookshelves: nevada-my-apex
Recommended to Joshua by: Gambler's Book Shop in LV
Recommended for: Soprano's Lovers/Mobster fiends
Read in December, 2008

The reason this book works is because it's concentrated in a great fashion. During the "glory days" of Vegas Vs. the Mob there was so much unaltered criminal activity going on that it's surprising all hell didn't break loose. This book looks at the rise and fall of Tony "The Ant" Spilotro in Las Vegas from the late 70's to his death in the early 80's. The movie Casino is basically this story although providing more of a spotlight on Lefty Rosenthal (who escaped death from a carbomb).

This book is a quick read that really provides a background of the relationship between the Cops and Robbers...or Cat and Mouse. In depth interviews and contributions from retired officers and ex-FBI provides some very interesting insight and good stories.

I love Las Vegas, always will, i'm glad i read this book..it only took 3 days...
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