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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ISBN-13: 9781732721012
Publisher: Las Vegas Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 12/20/2018
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 335,565
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

Preface

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

Acknowledgments

Index

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Reviewed by Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers' Favorite Memoirs rarely have the ability to make you root for an author and his friends as vigorously and vehemently as the succinctly and appropriately titled Tenacity by Ron Coury. If the reader were to share the author’s military background, instrumental (as attested to by Mr. Coury) in establishing his fundamental integrity and character while still a young man, he would probably just shout “Oorah!” in a declaratory final judgment of this book’s intensely satisfying outcome. We are talking here about good and bad at work in old Las Vegas, the one emerging from the decadence of its rather depraved history, where political corruption and cronyism still lingered and survived, deeply threatening the conscientious efforts of those inclined to honesty and ethics, and where one character trait alone served best to deal effectively with all such potentially lethal aggravations. Tenacity is the trait, and Ron Coury possesses it in spades. That is what makes his retelling of the Vegas story – rich in its long and infamous tradition of greedy bad guys doing wrong – worthy of a Jimmy Stewart movie where the bad guys pick precisely the wrong man (and his friends) to threaten and harass. Mr. Coury tells his real-life tale with intensely credible authority, leaving no doubt about his own immersion in a time and place where Opportunity ruled (literally), and where some good guys, needing only big white hats to make the picture perfect, ultimately prevailed. A western story for a western town. Tenacity may be categorized as a memoir, but it reads like bad-guy fiction, or like the antidote to Down and Out in Las Vegas. Perhaps Coury could have called his book Up and In in Las Vegas. But Tenacity says it so much better.