Discover one of America’s most fascinating cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning Las Vegas’s 150-year history. James Roman takes readers on a tour through the glamorous and sometimes sordid history of Las Vegas, and explains how a railroad town transformed itself into “The Entertainment Capital of the World.” Essays explore the major historic events from the founding of “Sin City” to the building of the Hoover Dam and the rise of the Rat Pack at the Sands to Bugsy Siegel’s Flamingo and establishment of the Mafia-controlled casinos.
Chronicles of Old Las Vegas appeals to history buffs, Las Vegas residents and Las Vegas tourists alike:
- Sidebars including a recipe for the famous Vegas Atomic cocktail
- Intriguing tales of Vegas celebrities from Frank Sinatra to Elvis to Liberace to Siegfried and Roy
- Suggested day trips to Mormon State Park and the Hoover Dam
After regaling readers with his Chronicles of Old New York, James Roman returns to Museyon Guides with more chronicles, this time from the American West. As a writer based in Los Angeles, Mr. Roman has lectured at the University of Southern California, served as Editorial Contributor to New York Living magazine for six years, and contributes regularly to publications that document emerging technology. In Las Vegas casinos, he is notoriously lucky at Roulette.