The Resource Casino : Love and Honor in Las Vegas, Nicholas Pileggi, (electronic resource)

Casino : Love and Honor in Las Vegas, Nicholas Pileggi, (electronic resource)

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Casino : Love and Honor in Las Vegas
Title
Casino
Title remainder
Love and Honor in Las Vegas
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Nicholas Pileggi
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Language
eng
Summary
The true story behind the Martin Scorsese film: A "riveting . . . account of how organized crime looted the casinos they controlled" ( Kirkus Reviews ). Focusing on Chicago bookie Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal and his partner, Anthony Spilotro, and drawing on extensive, in-depth interviews, the #1 New York Times {u2013}bestselling author of the Mafia classic Wiseguy --basis for the film Goodfellas --Nicholas Pileggi reveals how the pair worked together to oversee Las Vegas casino operations for the mob. He unearths how Teamster pension funds were used to take control of the Stardust and Tropicana and how Spilotro simultaneously ran a crew of jewel thieves nicknamed the "Hole in the Wall Gang." For years, these gangsters kept a stranglehold on Sin City's brightly lit nightspots, skimming millions in cash for their bosses. But the elaborate scheme began to crumble when Rosenthal's disproportionate ambitions drove him to make mistakes. Spilotro made an error of his own, falling for his partner's wife, a troubled showgirl named Geri. It would all lead to betrayal, a wide-ranging FBI investigation, multiple convictions, and the end of the Mafia's longstanding grip on the multibillion-dollar gaming oasis in the midst of the Nevada desert. Casino is a journey into 1970s Las Vegas and a riveting nonfiction account of the world portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film of the same name, starring Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone. A story of adultery, murder, infighting, and revenge, this "fascinating true-crime Mob history" is a high-stakes page-turner ( Booklist )
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Dewey number
364.1/06/0973135
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6248.R683
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Casino : Love and Honor in Las Vegas, Nicholas Pileggi, (electronic resource)
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Casino : Love and Honor in Las Vegas, Nicholas Pileggi, (electronic resource)
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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ocm00000081
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Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9781504041621
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9781504041621
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