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Inside Las Vegas

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Inside Las Vegas, by Puzo, Mario
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Jason Mahoney
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
The pictures alone are worth the price of admission- the writing a mix of both what made Vegas Vegas in the 1970s & today.
May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
I would have given this four stars just for the photos.
Procyon Lotor
Mario Puzo era un morto di fame col vizio del gioco, arricchendosi (fra l'altro coi diritti de Il Padrino), divenne un ricco col vizio del gioco. Innamorato del proprio persecutore gli ha dedicato questo libro inchiesta non fiction costituito come un fotoracconto, ballerine, alberghi, gambe, neon, strip, culi, vincenti, perdenti, fibbie, tette e giacche improbabili coi lustrini e tutti i paraphernalia di quel campo dei miracoli per cowboys petrolieri slit-machines e semplici matti che fu Las Veg ...more
Dec 15, 2007 rated it liked it
Can't believe I read this, but found it on ebay and did, indeed, finish it..more of a picture book and a good time capsule of Vegas in the '70's by one of my favorite American writers...
Dana Graves
Aug 03, 2011 rated it liked it
we went to Las Vegas for our honeymoon and this book helped somewhat. We quickly realized that Vegas can not be explained by
Jason Margolis
Aug 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
A bit dated but great pictures and a cool look at what makes gambling in general, and Las Vegas, in particular, so alluring and addictive and why "beginner's luck" exist(or why we think it does...)
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This book is so dated. It is amazing how dated it is. The gambling, the skyline, the show girls, the prostitutes, all dated.

It was a quick read, because the gist of the book is anecdotes.
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Puzo was born in a poor family of Neapolitan immigrants living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. Many of his books draw heavily on this heritage. After graduating from the City College of New York, he joined the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. Due to his poor eyesight, the military did not let him undertake combat duties but made him a public relations officer statione ...more
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