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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Cooper, Marc. "America's last honest place," Nation (5/24/04):28-30.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Blachley, Annie. Pestilence, Politics & Pizazz: The Story of Public Health in Las Vegas (Reno: Greasewood, 2002).

Cooper, Marc. The Last Honest Place in America: Paradise & Perdition in the New Las Vegas (NY: Nation, 2004).

Denton, Sally & Roger Morris. The Money & the Power: The Making of Las Vegas & Its Hold on America (NY: Knopf, 2001).

Heimann, Jim (ed.) Las Vegas: Vintage Graphics from Sin City (LA: Taschen, 2003).

Land, Barbara & Myrick Land. A Short History of Las Vegas (Reno: U. of Nevada, 2004).

Larson, Odette. Flying Sparks: Growing Up on the Edge of Las Vegas (NY: Verso, 2001).

Lederer, Katy. Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (NY: Crown, 2003).

Littlejohn, David (ed.) The Real Las Vegas: Life Beyond the Strip (NY: Oxford, 1999).

Martínez, Andrés. 24/7: Living It Up & Doubling Down in the New Las Vegas (NY: Villard, 1999).

Moehring, Ernest P. Resort City in the Sun Belt: Las Vegas, 1930-1970 (Reno: U. of Nevada, 1995).

Roehmer, William F. War of the Godfathers: The Bloody Confrontation of the Chicago & New York Families for Control of Las Vegas (NY: Donald I. Fine, 1990).

Rothman, Hal K. & Mike Davis (eds.) The Grit Behind the Glitter: Tales from the Real Las Vegas (Berkeley: U. of California, 2002).

__________. Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the 21st C. (NY: Routledge, 2003).

Weatherford, Mike. Cult Vegas: The Wierdest! The Wildest! The Swinginest Town on Earth (Las Vegas: Huntington, 2001).

In the Library: Fiction

Bills, Greg. Consider this Home: A Novel (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994).

Ellroy, James. The Cold Six Thousand (NY: Knopf, 2001).

Kellerman, Faye. Moon Music: A Novel (NY: W. Morrow, 1998).

Logsdon, Richard; Todd Scott Moffett & Tina D. Eliopulos (eds.) In the Shadow of the Strip: Las Vegas Stories (Reno: U. of Nevada, 2003).

Phillips, Gary. High Hand (NY: Kensington, 2000).

Rechy, John. The Life & Adventures of Lyle Clemens: A Novel (NY: Grove, 2003).

Tronnes, Mike (ed.) Literary Las Vegas: The Best Writing About America's Most Fabulous City (NY: Henry Holt, 1995).

Winters, Angela. High Stakes (Washington: BET, 2004).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Hancock III, Virgil. American Byzantium (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 2001).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Casino" [1995], dir. Martin Scorsese, 178m. In video stores.

"The Cooler" [2003], dir. Wayne Kramer, 101m. In video stores.

"Leaving Las Vega" [1995], dir. Mike Figgis, 111m. In video stores.

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