First 100: Portraits of the Men and Women Who Shaped Las Vegas

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It's About Fame, Fortune, Power, Glory, Greed, Vision,History, Success...

Meet the explorers, builders, outlaws, gamblers, entrepreneurs, and 14-karat characters who transformed Las Vegas from a desert watering hole into the extraordinary city it is today.

A.D. Hopkins and K.J. Evans of the Las Vegas Review-Journal have compiled one hundred in-depth profiles of the remarkable men and women who ushered Las Vegas to the forefront of popular ...

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Overview

It's About Fame, Fortune, Power, Glory, Greed, Vision,History, Success...

Meet the explorers, builders, outlaws, gamblers, entrepreneurs, and 14-karat characters who transformed Las Vegas from a desert watering hole into the extraordinary city it is today.

A.D. Hopkins and K.J. Evans of the Las Vegas Review-Journal have compiled one hundred in-depth profiles of the remarkable men and women who ushered Las Vegas to the forefront of popular culture. This far-reaching roundup of notable Southern Nevadans includes explorer John C. Fremont, pioneers O.D. Gass and Helen J. Stewart, mob boss Bugsy Siegel, cowboy gambler Benny Binion, millionaire eccentric Howard Hughes, rat pack crooner Frank Sinatra, and flamboyant showman Liberace, as well as contemporary movers and shakers E. Parry Thomas, Kirk Kerkorian, Irwin Molasky, Jerry Tarkanian, Bob Stupak, and Steve Wynn. Illustrated with hundreds of black-and-white photographs pulled from the private collections of dozens of individuals, the files of state and city agencies, and the vast archives of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this heirloom collection of condensed biographies brings the history of Las Vegas alive in a way that no other book has before.

Profiles 100 people who played an important role in the creation of Las Vegas, Nevada, from the first Morman settlers in the early 1900s to the business entrepreneurs of the last years of the 20th century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929712673
  • Publisher: Huntington Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 8.01 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Editors & Authors xiii
John C. Fremont 1
William Bringhurst 5
O.D. Gass 9
Ute Warren Perkins 12
Helen J. Stewart 15
George F. Colton 19
William Andrews Clark 22
Walter Bracken 26
J.T. McWilliams 29
Sam Gay 33
C.P. Squires 36
Pete Buol 40
Ed Clark 43
Queho 47
Roy Martin 50
Ed Von Tobel 54
Bill Tomiyasu 57
James Scrugham 61
Mark Harrington 65
David G. Lorenzi 69
Bob Hausler 72
Robert Griffith 75
Maude Frazier 80
Harley A. Harmon 84
A.E. Cahlan 88
Florence Lee Jones 92
Frank Crowe 95
Sims Ely 99
Mayme Stocker 103
Tony Cornero 106
Tom Williams 109
Ernie Cragin 111
Jim Cashman 115
Thomas Hull 121
Howard Eells 125
"Magnesium Maggie" 129
Berkeley Bunker 132
Pat McCarran 135
Eva Adams 139
Maxwell Kelch 141
Benjamin Siegel 145
Thomas Young 149
Edmund Converse 152
Florence Murphy 156
Steve Hannagan 159
Harvey Diederich 162
Morris B. Dalitz 165
Robbins Cahill 169
Del E. Webb 172
C.D. Baker 176
Alfred O'Donnell 180
Ernest Becker 183
George Albright 186
Monsignor Collins 190
James B. McMillan 193
Oran K. Gragson 197
Grant Sawyer 200
Bob Bailey 204
Charles Kellar 207
Ralph Denton 210
Parry Thomas 213
Bill Miller 216
Frank Sinatra 220
Benny Binion 224
Walter Baring 228
Howard Cannon 231
The Foley Family 235
Kirk Kerkorian 241
Walter Liberace 245
Hank Greenspun 249
John Mowbray 252
Donn Arden 255
Irwin Molasky 258
Ralph Lamb 262
Al Bramlet 266
Otto Ravenholt 269
Reed Whipple 273
Howard Hughes 276
Fred Smith 280
Bob Martin 283
Jay Sarno 286
William Bennett 289
Zack Taylor 292
Robert Broadbent 295
Elvis Presley 299
Ray Chesson 303
Jerry Vallen 308
Mike O'Callaghan 311
Jim Joyce 315
John Luckman 318
Anna Dean Kepper 320
John Seibold 323
Patricia Marchese 326
Don Laughlin 329
Jerry Tarkanian 332
Jean Ford 336
Harry Reid 340
Alfreda Mitre 344
Bob Stupak 347
Steve Wynn 350
The Nominees 354
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