Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas

Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas

by David G. Schwartz

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BN ID: 2940148665472
Publisher: Winchester Books
Publication date: 10/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 709,059
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

David G. Schwartz, the Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has written or edited seven books about gambling and Las Vegas. An Atlantic City native with hands-on experience in the casino industry, Schwartz has been at UNLV since 2001.

In addition to being an active consultant and speaker, Schwartz is Gaming and Hospitality editor for Vegas Seven magazine, where he writes the biweekly �Green Felt Journal� column and regular feature and long-form pieces about gambling, history, and hospitality in Las Vegas and elsewhere.

Schwartz earned his bachelor�s degree (a double major in anthropology and history) as well as his master�s degree (American History) from the University of Pennsylvania before receiving his doctorate in US History from UCLA. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife and two children.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grandissimo is the incredibly engaging story of Jay Sarno who more than anyone else set the stage for the modern Las Vegas Strip. His Ceasars Palace was the forerunner of the modern megacasino. He was a man of great vision and great faults which Dave Schwartz captures with an eye for detail and a knowledge of Vegas history that is second to none. If you love Vegas, you owe it to yourself to read this book.