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Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century

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Like the Emerald City, Las Vegas glitters brightly in the vast Nevada desert, a haven for refugees from ordinary America. A hip, iconic, playground that exports nothing, it nonetheless earns billions from consumer services alone — gambling, hotels, gaming, and entertainment. It is, historian Hal K. Rothman argues, the quintessential city of the future.<BR> As other cities try to mirror its success and huge, respectable corporations like Coca-Cola invest in a piece of the pie, the very traits that have ostracized Las Vegas in the past — hedonism, money worship, and permissiveness — have today made it America's fastest growing urban center. From the gambling-driven, mob-run Sin City of the 1940s to the corporatization of the Strip as a respectable family entertainment center after the 1970s, Las Vegas has shown incredible economic resilience and adaptability.<BR> The first full account of America's new dream capital, "Neon Metropolis brilliantly shows how Las Vegas gambled on the post-industrial service economy well before the rest of the country knew it was coming, and won.<BR>

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415926126
Author:
Rothman, Hal
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Rothman Hal
Location:
New York
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Las Vegas
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Las Vegas (Nev.) Economic conditions.
Subject:
Las Vegas (Nev.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Americana-General
Series Volume:
no. 17
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.00x6.10x1.30 in. 1.55 lbs.

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