Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi

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'“Pileggi has lifted the rock of organized crime.” —Detroit Free Press   “Charts the rise and fall of a pair of Vegas hoods.” —Publishers Weekly   “Extraordinary . . . Pileggi unravels another fascinating true-crime Mob history. . . . Like Henry Hill in Wiseguys, Lefty Rosenthal tells Pileggi the story of his career in no-holds-barred fashion, exposing the rampant, multileveled corruption in extensive detail. . . . With nonfiction page-turners like the kind Pileggi writes, who needs crime fiction?” —Booklist   “You have to step back a little from Nicholas Pileggi’s text to appreciate fully what he has accomplished. . . . Viewed in the proper perspective, Mr. Pileggi’s story is a morality tale about two men who tried to begin their lives anew by moving to Las Vegas, that ‘city with no memory,’ as Mr. Pileggi calls it, ‘the nation’s only morality car wash.’” —The New York Times   “Nicholas Pileggi has managed to chronicle an awful lot of gangsters, hit men, gamblers, capos and assorted crooks, most of whom are in and out of jails, correctional facilities and top-security prisons. He did it in his 1986 book, Wiseguy, which became Martin Scorsese’s movie GoodFellas. He has done it again with . . . Casino.” —New York Daily News  Praise for Wiseguy “The best book ever written on organized crime.” —Cosmopolitan   “Chilling.” —People   “Totally riveting.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer   “Absolutely engrossing . . . Wiseguy goes nonstop.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Exciting, at times amusing, but always chilling . . . Wiseguy is topflight.” —Detroit Free Press   “Even if you think you’ve read your fill of Mafia books, Nicholas Pileggi’s account of a small-time crook will keep you bug-eyed. . . . A terrific job of reporting.” —Newsweek  '
'“Pileggi has lifted the rock of organized crime.” —Detroit Free Press   “Charts the rise and fall of a pair of Vegas hoods.” —Publishers Weekly   “Extraordinary . . . Pileggi unravels another fascinating true-crime Mob history. . . . Like Henry Hill in Wiseguys, Lefty Rosenthal tells Pileggi the story of his career in no-holds-barred fashion, exposing the rampant, multileveled corruption in extensive detail. . . . With nonfiction page-turners like the kind Pileggi writes, who needs crime fiction?” —Booklist   “You have to step back a little from Nicholas Pileggi’s text to appreciate fully what he has accomplished. . . . Viewed in the proper perspective, Mr. Pileggi’s story is a morality tale about two men who tried to begin their lives anew by moving to Las Vegas, that ‘city with no memory,’ as Mr. Pileggi calls it, ‘the nation’s only morality car wash.’” —The New York Times   “Nicholas Pileggi has managed to chronicle an awful lot of gangsters, hit men, gamblers, capos and assorted crooks, most of whom are in and out of jails, correctional facilities and top-security prisons. He did it in his 1986 book, Wiseguy, which became Martin Scorsese’s movie GoodFellas. He has done it again with . . . Casino.” —New York Daily News  Praise for Wiseguy “The best book ever written on organized crime.” —Cosmopolitan   “Chilling.” —People   “Totally riveting.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer   “Absolutely engrossing . . . Wiseguy goes nonstop.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Exciting, at times amusing, but always chilling . . . Wiseguy is topflight.” —Detroit Free Press   “Even if you think you’ve read your fill of Mafia books, Nicholas Pileggi’s account of a small-time crook will keep you bug-eyed. . . . A terrific job of reporting.” —Newsweek  '
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504041621 Pages: 432