Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas

Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas

by Oscar Goodman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602862333
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 662,955
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Oscar Goodman, the former mayor of Las Vegas, is now the official spokesperson for the city, a director emeritus of The Mob Museum, and the namesake for the restaurant “Oscar’s Beef, Booze & Broads.” His wife is the current mayor of Las Vegas, serving until 2016.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Part 1 Las Vegas

1 The Man and the Brand 3

2 Never Back Down 9

3 What They Don't Teach in Law School 23

4 Playing Fast and Loose 39

Part 2 Goodfellas

5 The Black Book 65

6 Heavyweights I Have Known 83

7 A Nineteen-Minute Defense 95

8 I Never Represented a Rat 117

9 A Visit to the Mustang Ranch 141

10 IBM, Not FBI 159

Part 3 City Hall

11 From Mob Lawyer to Mayor 181

12 Bitten by the Bug 193

13 A River in the Desert 203

14 Problems with the President 225

15 Fun in the Playboy Suite 233

16 To Rome, with Showgirls 249

17 Benevolent Dictator 263

18 All in the Family 271

Acknowledgments 277

Index 279

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Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
David_Bremmerton More than 1 year ago
I like odd ball stories and this book is filled with them. A five star book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oscar Gooman is known for a lot of bizarre things, like advocating that graffiti artists have their thumbs amputated. He's more than just one bizarre story though, as this book shows. Oscar tells about being the mob's go to defender. It's a great read. Five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago