The Las Vegas Chronicles: The Inside Story of Sin City, Celebrities, Special Players and Fascinating Casino Owners

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The Las Vegas Chronicles assembles the true stories of the city's most conniving mobsters and how they ran Sin City during its heyday. Pairing McLean's personal experience working in Las Vegas with his vivid investigative style of writing, this beautifully illustrated book gives you a unique look into the history of this extraordinary city. Uncover the Hollywood myth behind Bugsy Siegel and his wacko schemes for the Flamingo Hotel, and witness the real evolution of the fabulous ...
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Overview

The Las Vegas Chronicles assembles the true stories of the city's most conniving mobsters and how they ran Sin City during its heyday. Pairing McLean's personal experience working in Las Vegas with his vivid investigative style of writing, this beautifully illustrated book gives you a unique look into the history of this extraordinary city. Uncover the Hollywood myth behind Bugsy Siegel and his wacko schemes for the Flamingo Hotel, and witness the real evolution of the fabulous Strip.

In addition to exploring the annals of Mob activity in Vegas, you get a handy, fact-based Timeline of Special Events that took place in Las Vegas from 1829 to present day.

Enjoy spell-binding sagas about the city's forefathers, today's casino operators and celebrity performers on the stages of Las Vegas showrooms-Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis, Siegfried & Roy, and Wayne Newton.

REVIEW

Vegas is where fortunes are created and fortunes are lost. "The Las Vegas Chronicles" tells the history of the people who made Las Vegas, and what has become of them over the centuries, from eccentrics who tossed millions at getting the city's legend gang, stories of gangsters, politics, and the modern atmosphere of keeping the games in favor of the Casino. With plenty of stories, "The Las Vegas Chronicles" is a choice collection for anyone who wants to understand the many twists and turns of Las Vegas's long history.
-- Midwest Book Review

The Las Vegas Chronicles by Andrew McLean is a truly remarkable read. After doing extensive research for my Las Vegas police and Mob books, I figured I knew most everything worth knowing about Sin City. At least that's what I thought until I read this book. In The Las Vegas Chronicles Mr. McLean accurately tells his readers the history of the city, who the key players were-both good and bad, the celebrities, the gaming, trivia, it's all there.
I highly recommend this book to all readers. And if you're a history buff, a Las Vegas fan, or a bit of both, The Las Vegas Chronicles is a must read.
-- Denny Griffin, author Policing Las Vegas, The Battle for Las Vegas, CULLOTTA

"Although I lived and worked in Las Vegas, Andrew J. McLean's, The Las Vegas Chronicles is a highly educational and enjoyable read. It seems that with so many subjects, the facts are hard to come by. Factual history is really the core of civilization. We also tend to fictionalize so much of what is our history and Andrew McLean seems to have done his homework of what really happened and has now shared his findings with the rest of the world. The subject of Las Vegas has always captured the imagination and being that it's history is so unique, I couldn't put this book down. I witnessed much of what The Las Vegas Chronicles described although until now I never knew how or why so many events happened. The book is laid out in a very organized way so that the reader can fully see the transitions and metamorphous of Las Vegas in chronological order. I sometimes ask myself if I am going to miss something by not reading a particular book The historical information makes this book a great addition to one's library."
-- Jay Rankin, author of Under the Neon Sky...A Las Vegas Doorman's Story

"A wonderfully lucid and fascinating book of the Las Vegas scene during the mobster days and the transition to corporate ownership of the casinos. A fascinating book of stories, facts, and illustrations of one of the most interesting cities in the world. Andy's personality shows though in his fluid writing style. A most enjoyable must-read book."
-- "BR" Bob L. Riley, Aerospace Engineer retired

"Very enjoyable and interesting read. Anyone with a gambling/Vegas background will be interested in this book."
-- Al Rainosek, Ph.D.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965849951
  • Publisher: Scotline Press LLC
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 734,761
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

McLean is a graduate of Michigan State University, 1972, and resides along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. He is also the bestselling lead author of Investing in Real Estate (6th Edition) and co-author with George H. Ross, Donald Trump's right-hand man in Trump Strategies For Real Estate: Billionaire Lessons For the Small Investor, published by John Wiley & Sons.
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