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Sun, Sin and Suburbia: An Essential History of Modern Las Vegas
     

Sun, Sin and Suburbia: An Essential History of Modern Las Vegas

by Geoff Schumacher
 

People all over the globe know Las Vegas as gambling's Mecca, Sin City, the Entertainment Capital of the World, a resort destination that attracts more than 35 million visitors per year. But that's just one piece of the story of this fascinating metropolis of 1.5 million people - and counting. With more than 6,000 people rushing to the valley each month, Las Vegas

Overview


People all over the globe know Las Vegas as gambling's Mecca, Sin City, the Entertainment Capital of the World, a resort destination that attracts more than 35 million visitors per year. But that's just one piece of the story of this fascinating metropolis of 1.5 million people - and counting. With more than 6,000 people rushing to the valley each month, Las Vegas responded to the influx with enthusiasm and a can-do attitude, all while coping with enormous economic, social and political challenges. This carefully documented history focuses on the most exciting and chaotic decade in Las Vegas history: the 1990s. Veteran journalist Geoff Schumacher captures the true essence of Las Vegas, seeing past the neon and discovering the multi-faceted communities beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932173147
Publisher:
Stephens Press, LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author


Geoff Schumacher grew up in Southern Nevada and has been a reporter, columnist and editor in Las Vegas for 16 years. He is Stephens Media Group's director of community publications, overseeing the editorial direction of an array of newspapers. He has also worked as a freelance writer, published in the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and In These Times.

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