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Las Vegas: The Great American Playground
by Robert D. Mccracken
University of Nevada Press, 1996
Paper: 978-0-87417-301-7 | eISBN: 978-0-87417-396-3
Library of Congress Classification F849.L35M39 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 979.3135

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This expanded edition is the perfect book for the southern Nevada-bound traveler or the armchair adventurer. The very name of the city conjures a collection of images: fun, excitement, escape . . . or, more concretely, mega-sized hotels and casinos, spectacular showrooms, theme parks, and marquees as large as office buildings lit with the names of the biggest stars.
Las Vegas: The Great American Playground, illustrated with many fine historical photographs, traces the city’s history from its first Native American occupants more than 10,000 years ago to its present status as a premier tourist destination. It is the story of a group of colorful, enterprising individuals who made the desert bloom with undreamed-of possibilities.
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