The Last Honest Place in America
Paradise and Perdition in the New Las Vegas
By Marc Cooper
(Nation Books, Paperback, 9781560256649, 304pp.)
Publication Date: November 2004
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Following in the tradition of Hunter S. Thompson, award-winning journalist Marc Cooper describes his longstanding love affair with Las Vegas. Cooper’s kaleidoscopic journey begins in October 2001 with the dynamiting of the Desert Innthe moment when old Vegas cool” died and the new corporate model claimed definitive victory. From there he takes us on a journey from the glitzy Strip to the frayed downtown, indulging in his lifelong love of blackjack, hanging out with Mormons, mobsters, MBAs, born-again virgins, strippers, lap dance union organizers, gambling addicts, priests, and Vegas’s colorful and controversial mayor.