New multimedia book!

Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930 - 1955
By Lynn M. Zook

Our new book, Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1955 tells the story of that legendary boulevard in its formative years. Including rarely-seen imagery and video interviews, this content-rich, multimedia book tells the story of the first 10 hotels that helped turn a five-mile stretch of highway into the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Fabulously cool, multimedia content!

• Nearly 40 videos that can be directly played from inside the book!
• Colorful maps illustrating each hotel's location on the Strip
• Over 40 different touchscreen photo galleries and other rarely seen historical images of Las Vegas on every page

 

instantly download for only $4.99

Now available on iTunes for iPads and Macs, on Amazon for Kindle and Kindle Fire and on Barnes & Noble for Nook! Every book purchase actively supports Classic Las Vegas' ongoing historical preservation work

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Explore the history behind the legends

Remarkable stories of the first 10 hotels on the Las Vegas Strip!

El Rancho Vegas
Hotel Last Frontier
Flamingo Hotel
Thunderbird Hotel

Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn
Sahara Hotel
Sands Hotel

Royal Nevada Hotel
The Riviera
Dunes Hotel

Engaging historical narratives

With a foreword by author Alan Hess, this book looks at the dreamers who built the first hotels that helped make the Las Vegas Strip famous including Tommy Hull, Billy Wilkerson, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Wilbur Clark and Howard Hughes.  It talks about the entertainers who performed there including Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Judy Garland, the Beatles. It also explores the myths - such as Ben Siegel's fever dream to build the Flamingo, that the ground beneath the Riviera would not support a nine-story building, Howard Hughes and the mob - debunking the myths with historical facts.

    See inside the book

     

    instantly download only $4.99!

    Now available on iTunes for iPads and Macs, on Amazon for Kindle and Kindle Fire tablets and on Barnes & Noble for Nook! Every book purchase actively supports Classic Las Vegas' ongoing historical preservation work.