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The Last Honest Place in America: Paradise and Perdition in the New Las Vegas

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Following in the tradition of Hunter S. Thompson, award-winning journalist Marc Cooper describes his longstanding love affair with Las Vegas. Cooper's kaleidoscopic journey begins in October 2001 with the dynamiting of the Desert Inn—the moment when old Vegas "cool" died and the new corporate model claimed definitive victory. From there he takes us on a journey from the glitzy Strip to the frayed downtown, indulging in his lifelong love of blackjack, hanging out with Mormons, mobsters, MBAs, born-again virgins, strippers, lap dance union organizers, gambling addicts, priests, and Vegas's colorful and controversial mayor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560256649
Subtitle:
Paradise and Perdition in the New Las Vegas
Author:
Cooper, Marc
Publisher:
Nation Books
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Las Vegas
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Second Edition
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Nation Books
Publication Date:
20041221
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
1400x1200

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