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Without Reservation

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In 1973, an old American Indian woman dies with nothing left of her tribe but a trailer and a two-hundred-acre reservation in the sleepy backyard of Ledyard, Connecticut. It seems to signal the end of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. But it is just the beginning. Over the course of the next three decades, the reservation grows to more than two thousand acres and becomes home to Foxwoods, the largest casino in the world, grossing more than $1 billion per year. The Pequots are reborn, immensely wealthy, and in possession of an enormous amount of political influence.

How did it happen?

In compelling detail, Without Reservation tells the stunning story of the rise of the richest tribe in American history.

It begins with the grand ambitions of two men. One, an unemployed navy brat and outsider, is a failed preacher with the uncanny ability to charm; the other is fresh out of law school and armed with a brilliant legal theory to help impoverished Indian tribes. Together they resurrect the Pequots and battle the local townspeople to aggressively expand their reservation, taking on the state government for the right to gamble on their land. Embracing their cause are misguided and misinformed government officials and a former mob prosecutor who brings Malaysian financiers to the table.

The Pequots must also contend with the price of power. Without Reservation reveals the mysterious roots of today's Pequot tribe, the racial tension that divides them, and the Machiavellian internal Power struggle over who will control the tribe's purse strings.

This is a story of the duality of the American dream, the good and the bad that come with enormous wealth. Author Jeff Benedict shines a light on the dreamers and the deal makers, the backroom politicking and courtroom machinations, the trusts and betrayals, and the world of high-powered attorneys, politicians, tribal leaders, and financiers who made the Pequots what they are today.

As compelling as a novel, Without Reservation is must reading for anyone interested in the way today's world really works.

Synopsis:

The author of "Public Heroes" and "Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL" gives an eye-opening account of an Indian tribe's rise to power and its battle to operate the world's largest casino in the backyard of a sleepy New England town.

About the Author

Jeff Benedict conducted the first national study on sexual assault and athletes. He has published three books on athletes and crime, including a blistering exposé on the NFL, Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL, and Public Heroes, Private Felons: Athletes and Crimes Against Women. He is a lawyer and an investigative journalist who has written five books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060193676
Subtitle:
The Making of America's Most Powerful Indian Tribe and Foxwoods the World's Largest Casino
Author:
Benedict, Jeff
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Gambling - General
Subject:
Gambling
Subject:
Casinos
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
State, Provincial & Local Government
Subject:
Pequot Indians.
Subject:
Gambling on Indian reservations.
Subject:
Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
105-955
Publication Date:
20000425
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.56x6.48x1.28 in. 1.40 lbs.

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