Tenacity: A Vegas Businessman Survives Brooklyn, the Marines, Corruption and Cancer to Achieve the American Dream: A True Life Story

Tenacity: A Vegas Businessman Survives Brooklyn, the Marines, Corruption and Cancer to Achieve the American Dream: A True Life Story

by Ron Coury


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Tenacity chronicles the evolution of entrepreneur Ron Coury, a major business figure in Las Vegas, Nevada and the surrounding western states.

As Coury, a former U.S. Marine, climbed the ladder toward his success, he faced a barrage of constraints including political and police corruption, bribery, coercion and even death threats. Along the way, he also had a few offers to settle matters discreetly, with a few well-placed bullets. His choices would have life altering consequences for many.

How does one retain a sense of ethics amidst an atmosphere so rife with corruption? Coury details the struggles he faced and the losses he endured in this eye-opening look behind the curtain of business during the “Good Ol’ Boy” days of Southern Nevada.

Audio book version read by Michael Madsen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732721012
Publisher: Las Vegas Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 12/20/2018
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 1,138,249
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, RON COURY arrived in Las Vegas in 1973, following two years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Ron has been a casino dealer and a Realtor, as well as a partner in restaurants and gaming bars, major graphics and glass companies, and several automobile dealerships in the western United States. He is currently a board member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation, as well as several companies and charitable organizations. He has three children and five grandchildren and remains active in business and community service endeavors throughout Southern Nevada.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: City of Opportunity Justice Court

Chapter 2: Brooklyn

Chapter 3: Mean Streets

Chapter 4: Brooklyn Tech to USMC

Chapter 5: Vegas or Bust

Chapter 6: Meeting Joan

Chapter 7: Into the Bar Business

Chapter 8: Suburban West to Suburban Graphics

Chapter 9: Suburban East

Chapter 10: Keeping Order

Chapter 11: Sign of the Times

Chapter 12: Protect and Serve

Chapter 13: Limo Wars

Chapter 14: Dust to Dreams

Chapter 15: Questionable Ethics

Chapter 16: Pete Nielson

Chapter 17: Further into Political Adversity

Chapter 18: The Antagonist Returns

Chapter 19: The Circus Continues

Chapter 20: The New Castaways

Chapter 21: Weed and Seed

Chapter 22: Breaking Glass

Chapter 23: Snake Hunting

Chapter 24: The Corruption Continues

Chapter 25: Pranks for the Memories & No One Hits a

Home Run Every Time

Chapter 26: The Toughest Battle

Chapter 27: Selling Suburban Graphics

Chapter 28: Car Adventures and Square Panda



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