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Description - Sun, Sin & Suburbia by Geoff Schumacher

More than forty million visitors per year travel to Sin City to visit the gambling mecca of the world. But gambling is only one part of the city's story. In this carefully documented history, Geoff Schumacher tracks the rise of Las Vegas, including its vital role during World War II; the rise of the Strip in the 1950s; the explosive growth of the 1990s; and the colossal collapse triggered by the real estate bust and economic crisis of the mid-2000s. Schumacher surveys the history of the iconic casinos, debunking myths and highlighting key players such as Howard Hughes, KirkKerkorian, and Steve Wynn. Schumacher's history also profiles the Las Vegas where more than two million people live. He explores the neighborhoods sprawling beyond the Strip's neon gleam and uncovers a diverse community offering much more than table games, lounge acts, and organized crime. Schumacher discusses contemporary Las Vegas, charting its course from the nation's fastest-growing metropolis to one of the Great Recession's most battered victims. Sun, Sin & Suburbia will appeal to tourists looking to understand more than the glitz and glitter of Las Vegas and to newcomers who want to learn about their new hometown. It will also be an essential addition to any longtime Nevadan's library of local history. First published in 2012 by Stephens Press, this paperback edition is now available from the University of Nevada Press.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780874179880
ISBN-10: 0874179882
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: University of Nevada Press
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Geoff Schumacher

Geoff Schumacher is the director of content for the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, USA. He was a reporter and city editor for the Las Vegas Sun, editor of Las Vegas CityLife and the Las Vegas Mercury, and director of community publications and a weekly columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Schumacher is also the author of Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue and the editor of Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.

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