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Through colorful photogra phs and firsthand narrative detail, Picturing Las Vegas tells thestory of a city whose history mirrors that of America itself: a tale of the frontier, of corruption andgreed, of beauty and loss and ineffable hope.

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Through colorful photogra phs and firsthand narrative detail, Picturing Las Vegas tells the story of a city whose history mirrors that of America itself: a tale of the frontier, of corruption and greed, of beauty and loss and ineffable hope.

From its hardscrabble origins, to the Golden Age of the Rat Pack, to today's mind-blowing theme-park casinos, Las Vegas is the city that has it all. Mobsters. Mormons. Elvis and Wayne Newton, Siegfried and Roy. It's a place where change is the one constant, and where the pursuit of happiness is the only law. In the words of writer Chuck Palahniuk, it's the place that looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night.

Linda Chase is the author of Surfing Women of the Waves and grew up in Las Vegas. She lives in California.

Explores the fascinating story of Sin City, from its origins as a desert outpost to today's eye-popping fantasyland

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ISBN:
9781423604884
Author:
Chase, Linda
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Subject:
Las Vegas (Nev.) History.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Las Vegas (Nev.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
World History-General
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Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10.14x8.78x.91 in. 2.57 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » Southwest
History and Social Science » Americana » Western States
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 208 pages Gibbs Smith Publishers - English 9781423604884 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Through colorful photogra phs and firsthand narrative detail, Picturing Las Vegas tells the story of a city whose history mirrors that of America itself: a tale of the frontier, of corruption and greed, of beauty and loss and ineffable hope.

From its hardscrabble origins, to the Golden Age of the Rat Pack, to today's mind-blowing theme-park casinos, Las Vegas is the city that has it all. Mobsters. Mormons. Elvis and Wayne Newton, Siegfried and Roy. It's a place where change is the one constant, and where the pursuit of happiness is the only law. In the words of writer Chuck Palahniuk, it's the place that looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night.

Linda Chase is the author of Surfing Women of the Waves and grew up in Las Vegas. She lives in California.

Explores the fascinating story of Sin City, from its origins as a desert outpost to today's eye-popping fantasyland

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