9780967664309

The Man Who Invented Las Vegas

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  • ISBN13:

    9780967664309

  • ISBN10:

    0967664306

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-10-24
  • Publisher: Ciros Books

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Summary

This book corrects a popular misconception and explains that it was W.R. Billy Wilkerson Jr., founder and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, and not Benjamin Bugsy Siegel who created the Vegas Strip. This compelling, richly-researched book was written by Billy's son, W.R. Wilkerson III, and it finally uncovers the secrets behind the building of the Flamingo Hotel and the death of Bugsy Siegel.

Table of Contents

Preface i
1. The Man
1(12)
2. The Gambling Bug
13(8)
3. The Idea
21(12)
4. The Vision
33(9)
5. The Plan
42(9)
6. The Boys
51(12)
7. The Investors
63(10)
8. The Hotel
73(7)
9. The Nevada Project
80(11)
10. The Meeting 91(7)
11. Paris 98(14)
12. The End 112(6)
Notes 118(12)
Appendices
Appendix A: Chronology of Events
130(2)
Appendix B: Documentation
132(2)
Appendix C: Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
134(1)
Appendix D: The Flamingo's Principal Contractors
135(2)
Appendix E: The Flamingo's Investors
137(1)
Appendix F: Wilkerson's Letter To Moe Sedway
138(6)
Bibliography 144(2)
Acknowledgments 146(2)
Credits 148(1)
For Further Information 149(1)
About the Author 150(1)
Index 151

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