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The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America

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Las Vegas-the name evokes images of divorce and dice, prostitutes and payoffs, gangsters and glitz. But beneath it all is a sordid history that is much more insidious and far-reaching than ever imagined. Now, at the dawn of the new century, this neon maelstrom of ruthlessness and greed stands to not as an aberrant “sin city,” but as a natural outgrowth of the corruption and worship of money that have come to permeate American life.

The Money and the Power is the most comprehensive look yet at Las Vegas and its breadth of influence. Based on five years of intensive research and interviewing, Sally Denton and Roger Morris reveal the citys historic network of links to Wall Street, international drug traffickers, and the CIA. In doing so, they expose the disturbing connections amongst politicians, businessmen, and the criminals that harness these illegal activities. Through this lucid and gripping indictment of Las Vegas, Morris and Denton uncover a national ethic of exploitation, violence, and greed, and provide a provocative reinterpretation of twentieth-century American history.

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Award-winning reporter Denton and bestselling presidential biographer Morris offer an eye-opening portrait of Las Vegas — a city that has become emblematic of America's future. of photos.

Synopsis:

Award-winning reporter Sally Denton bestselling presidential biographer Roger Morris here give us an eye-opening portrait of Las Vegas–a city that has become emblematic of America’s future.

Exposing the city’s surprising links to Mormon bankers, the CIA, and several presidents, they reveal a dangerous relationship between politics, business, and crime. And through this gripping indictment of Las Vegas, they uncover a national ethic of exploitation, violence, and greed, and provide a provocative reinterpretation of twentieth-century American history.

About the Author

Sally Denton and Roger Morris live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375701269
Author:
Denton, Sally
Author:
Morris, Roger
Author:
Sally Denton & Roger Morris
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Celebrities
Subject:
Politicians
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Las Vegas
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Las vegas (nev.)
Subject:
Political corruption -- United States.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
las vegas;non-fiction;history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
125-126
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PAGES BLACK and WHITE PHOTOS
Pages:
516
Dimensions:
8.10x5.18x1.01 in. 1.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Award-winning reporter Denton and bestselling presidential biographer Morris offer an eye-opening portrait of Las Vegas — a city that has become emblematic of America's future. of photos.
"Synopsis" by , Award-winning reporter Sally Denton bestselling presidential biographer Roger Morris here give us an eye-opening portrait of Las Vegas–a city that has become emblematic of America’s future.

Exposing the city’s surprising links to Mormon bankers, the CIA, and several presidents, they reveal a dangerous relationship between politics, business, and crime. And through this gripping indictment of Las Vegas, they uncover a national ethic of exploitation, violence, and greed, and provide a provocative reinterpretation of twentieth-century American history.
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