The Sordid Secrets of Las Vegas

Author: Quentin Parker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440511943
Release Date: 2010-12-18
Genre: Travel

Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit, you'd be surprised at how much of the city's mystique you can miss while you're pulling slots until dawn. From getting comped at a casino every time to finding the best stripper to teach you how to pole dance, you'll learn all of the hidden magic that permeates this incredible city in this tell-all handbook. You'll also get an insider's take on: How to get invited to the Fetish and Fantasy Ball Why you shouldn't drink the water in Vegas Where to have a $5,000 lunch Where to find the world's biggest topless pool Who's been blacklisted by the Gaming Control Board Organized according to the seven deadly sins, the hidden gems in this book are your key to uncovering the dirty secrets of Sin City!

Secrets of a Shoe Addict

Author: Beth Harbison
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312348274
Release Date: 2009-05-26
Genre: Fiction

A trio of women forge a friendship based on private troubles, including Tiffany, whose mad shopping spree places her dangerously in debt; Abbey, a minister's wife who is blackmailed with details from her sordid past; and Loreen, who hides the truth about her one-time hire of a male prostitute in Las Vegas. Reprint.

Cheap Bastard sTM Guide to Las Vegas

Author: Shaena Engle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762767274
Release Date: 2010-11-23
Genre: Travel

Las Vegas is full of free and ridiculously cheap stuff—one just needs to know where to look. Leave it to “The Cheap Bastard” to uncover all the ins and outs and exclusive bargains to be had, and to set forth the real deal with wit and humor.

Cult Vegas

Author: Mike Weatherford
Publisher: Huntington Press Inc
ISBN: 9780929712710
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

Cult Vegas chronicles the majore moments, the camp, the extreme, the awful, in short, the magic of Las Vegas' half-century run as an entertainment mecca.

Set the Dark on Fire

Author: Jill Sorenson
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553906868
Release Date: 2009-08-25
Genre: Fiction

In a southern California town ablaze with sordid secrets, a free-spirited biologist and a straitlaced sheriff join forces to investigate a suspicious killing—and find themselves getting a little too close to the flames… Shay Phillips knows her way around Dark Canyon. She’s handy with a gun and can track a wild animal with the best of them. It’s humans who usually give her the most trouble. And with a hormonally charged teenage brother to raise—and an admitted weakness for the wrong kind of man—they’re giving her plenty of trouble these days. Then there’s the matter of murder. As an expert on mountain lions, Shay is skeptical when a local prostitute turns up mauled without a drop of blood near the body. Now, together with the town’s newly arrived sheriff, Luke Meza—a Las Vegas city boy with his own dark secrets—Shay must navigate a dangerous valley filled with angry ex-lovers, unfaithful spouses, and poisonous snakes in a desperate search for the killer. But when suspicion falls on her own brother, and her attraction to Luke rages into a full-on erotic affair, can Shay quell the fires inside her long enough to uncover the truth? From the Paperback edition.

Woodstock Revisited

Author: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440519833
Release Date: 2009-05-18
Genre: Music

This collection contains fifty stories written by people who attended the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. Since all the books that preceded it have focused on the musicians, promoters, and staff, this book will be the first one that chronicles the audience’s experience in an up close and personal way. This book documents the event itself, but also provides a mesmerizing portrait of America as that tumultuous decade came to a close. It is nostalgic, historical, and a fascinating read that will appeal to all Baby Boomers, their offspring, and anyone who wonders what it was really like—and what became of all those “hippies.”

Nobody s Safe

Author: Richard Steinberg
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307573681
Release Date: 2009-12-23
Genre: Fiction

There are some secrets the government would kill to protect.... No door is locked.... Gregory Picaro lives in the shadows and works in the dark, finding his way into the most exclusive homes in the world and methodically taking away their treasures one precious item at a time. A man who has made safecracking an art form, who has never met a lock he couldn't pick, Picaro is at the top of his field. But he has just opened the wrong safe. No treasure is secure.... Suddenly Picaro, in the company of a beautiful woman reporter, is on a harrowing cross-country odyssey in pursuit of a truth too extraordinary to guess, dodging enemies who want him dead--and want their evidence back. For over fifty years a mysterious organization has been guarding a secret that will change everything you have believed about our government. And the only person who can tell the truth is a master safecracker--holding the key to a mind-boggling revelation.... Nobody's Safe. From the Paperback edition.

My Dad Is My Hero

Author: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440520013
Release Date: 2009-03-18
Genre: Self-Help

Children often have trouble telling their father how much they love him. Fortunately, this book expresses those emotions for them. This endearing collection of stories about the everyday heroics of the contributorsÆ fathers, and father figures, will show Dad how much he means to his children. From the story of a fly fishing trip that bonded father and daughter to the one that saw a friendÆs imposing father turn into the contributorÆs own loving father-figure, this wonderful book brings together tales of heroic dads from all walks of life, and is a great way for his kids to show him how much they care. And it lets dads everywhere know that they donÆt need to be daring to be heroicùthat it can be the little things that mean the most to his kids.

Haunted Las Vegas

Author: Paul W. Papa
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762789108
Release Date: 2012-08-07
Genre: Fiction

Famous phantoms, strange occurrences, unique places, and the ghoulish faces of Sin City What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas . . . including the ghosts, unexplained phenomena, and other spooky happenings. The strip is much more than bright lights, gambling, wild shows, and quick marriage ceremonies. Haunted Las Vegas reveals the true mysteries of Sin City and brings the old legends to life in a chilling way. The Flamingo: Listed as one of the ten most haunted sites in America by the Wall Street Journal, the Flamingo Hotel is home to the ghost of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel. A known gangster, Bugsy is often called the man who invented Las Vegas. Even though he was killed in Hollywood, his ghost reportedly lives at the Flamingo. The Demon Swing: In the dead of the night, many people reportedly see smoke or mist surrounding Fox Ridge Park, home of the boy ghost on the demon swing. It is unknown how his ghost ended up in the park, but beware of this unfriendly boy—he is known to push people off the swings.

My Dog Is My Hero

Author: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440508684
Release Date: 2010-08-18
Genre: Self-Help

The heroic friends who save us--one bark at a time. Our dogs rescue us every day--whether theyÆre pulling our children out of wells or standing by our side during tough times. In this moving collection, youÆll meet fifty unforgettable dogs who have earned the love, respect, and admiration of their humans, including: Widget, a wiry little terrier who alerted her master that a poisonous snake was coiled to strike her daughter George, an abandoned, oversized, loopy white dog with no particular talents beyond graciously mentoring brother and sister foster dogs, including an annoying litter of six coonhounds Skip and Obie, two abused dogs whose former owners poured lye down their throats but who now bestow their rescuers with daily kisses and hugs This book reminds you that every dog has his day--and that courage canine-style comes in all colors, shapes, sizes--and breeds.

Age of Secrets

Author: Gerald Bellett
Publisher: Maitland , Ont. : Voyageur North America
ISBN: WISC:89058369166
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Canada - Relations extérieures - États-Unis


The Money and the Power

Author: Sally Denton
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780375414442
Release Date: 2002-05-07
Genre: History

Las Vegas—the name evokes images of divorce and dice, gangsters and glitz. But beneath it all is a sordid history that is much more insidious and far-reaching than ever imagined. The Money and the Power is the most comprehensive look yet at Las Vegas and its breadth of influence. Based on five years of intensive research and interviewing, Sally Denton and Roger Morris reveal the city’s historic network of links to Wall Street, international drug traffickers, and the CIA. In doing so, they expose the disturbing connections amongst politicians, businessmen, and the criminals that harness these illegal activities. Through this lucid and gripping indictment of Las Vegas, Morris and Denton uncover a national ethic of exploitation, violence, and greed, and provide a provocative reinterpretation of twentieth-century American history. Now this neon maelstrom of ruthlessness and greed stands to not as an aberrant “sin city,” but as a natural outgrowth of the corruption and worship of money that have come to permeate American life.

Kingdom of Fear

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126547
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Gonzo memoir from one of the most influential voices in American literature, Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Hunter S. Thompson’s life as a rebel—from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flaunting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances. Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking—in his journalism, in his life, and under the law—changed the shape of American letters, and the face of American icons. Call it the evolution of an outlaw. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson’s legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in Rio, his job as night manager of the notorious O’Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.

Witch

Author: Glenn Puit
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440625558
Release Date: 2005-12-06
Genre: True Crime

Drawing on extensive interviews with the accused herself, here is the sordid, twisted, and surprising story of Brookey Lee West--a successful technical writer from Silicon Valley who went on a twenty year crime and killing spree.