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1.0 étoiles sur 5Complete disappointment3 janvier 2003
Par D. Brooks - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat authentifié par Amazon
This is a sketchy at best account of a powerful man during his time. The book is short and did not give me enough details to his insight on Vegas except that he was a gambloholic. It left me wanting to know more about this man and his rise to power. Honestly I enjoyed more his accounts as the publisher of the Hollywood Reporter and the power he had there than his accounts of trying to build the Flamingo. I thought the book would give more insight on early Vegas but to me gave more to early Hollywood.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5A GAMBLER GONE GOOD...FINALLY27 mai 2001
Par Brady Buchanan - Publié sur Amazon.com
Whatta story! If Mr. Wilkerson only had control of his addiction there is no telling what he could have accomplished. This is a talented man who had half the world by the tail, but couldn't get that 2nd half. He was able to accomplish a lot and was the creator of modern casinos in Las Vegas. This is a short story, but filled with interesting information. Highly recommended.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5An absorbing rewrite of History19 janvier 2000
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
Mr. Wilkerson makes a very strong case for his father's role in "creating" modern Las Vegas. As this distinction is popularly credited to the gangster, Bugsy Siegal, in both print and the movies, it is refreshing to see the record corrected in these engaging and compelling pages.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5A fascinating blend of Las Vegas history and biography.4 avril 2000
Par Midwest Book Review - Publié sur Amazon.com
One man's chronic gambling habit became the foundation for modern Las Vegas: The Man Who Invented Las Vegas documents his rags-to-riches story and his impact on building the casinos and hotels of Las Vegas. Black and white photos pepper an examination of publisher Wilkerson's life and investments in the Las Vegas image in a fascinating blend of local history and biography.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Great Book! Vegas History from a New Point of View7 janvier 2004
Par Christopher Bidlack - Publié sur Amazon.com
A really fascinating little book, with a very rare quality... it's really the first time this story has been told. Other Vegas books are good, some are great, but most in one way or another repeat the stories we've read before (another exception: Fly on the Wall by Dick Odessky).