The Last Honest Place in America: Paradise and Perdition in the New Las Vegas (Paperback)
Paradise and Perdition in the New Las Vegas
Nation Books, 9781560256649, 304pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2004
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.