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

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

Label
Casino : Love and Honor in Las Vegas
Title
Casino
Title remainder
Love and Honor in Las Vegas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The true story behind the Martin Scorsese film: A "riveting ... 'ccount 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-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)
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pileggi, Nicholas
Dewey number
364.1/06/0973135
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6248.R683
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rosenthal, Frank
  • Rosenthal, Frank
  • Criminals
  • Mafia
  • Casinos
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Casinos
  • Criminals
  • Mafia
  • Nevada
Label
Casino : Love and Honor in Las Vegas, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960042219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (219)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504041621
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F25F7AF1-2979-4284-BB80-F98EAF1091AD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o960042219
  • (OCoLC)960042219
Label
Casino : Love and Honor in Las Vegas, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960042219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (219)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504041621
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F25F7AF1-2979-4284-BB80-F98EAF1091AD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o960042219
  • (OCoLC)960042219

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