Synopses & Reviews
Includes bibliographical references (p. 144-145) and index.
This book corrects a popular misconception and explains that it was W.R. Billy Wilkerson Jr., founder and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, and not Benjamin Bugsy Siegel who created the Vegas Strip. This compelling, richly-researched book was written by Billy's son, W.R. Wilkerson III, and it finally uncovers the secrets behind the building of the Flamingo Hotel and the death of Bugsy Siegel.
In 1946, two men battled for power in Las Vegas. Bugsy Siegel stole Billy Wilkerson's dream of a luxury hotel in the desert, and died in a hail of bullets. Although Billy lived on for many years, he never spoke of the man some believe was murdered for stealing his dream. Now, in this compelling First Edition, Billy's son uncovers the secrets behind the Flamingo Hotel and the death of Bugsy Siegel.