Vegas and the Mob by Al W. Moe

Into the Wild

Read Vegas and the Mob Online Free - Las Vegas was the Mob’s greatest venture and most spectacular success, and through 40 years of frenzy, murder, deceit, scams, and skimming, the FBI listened on phone taps and did virtually nothing to stop the fun. This is the truth about Vegas like you’ve never heard it before.

By the 1950’s, nearly every major crime family had a stake in a Las Vegas casino. Some did better than others. Casino owners watched-over their profits while competing crime families eyed each others success like jealous lovers. Murder often followed.

This is the story of how the Mob, most notably Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Moe Dalitz and Bugsy Siegel moved into Las Vegas, built and stole casinos, and skimmed them dry, right under the nose of the FBI.

Title : Vegas and the Mob
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ISBN : 1483955559
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 188 pages


Henry rated it ★★★★★

May 29, 2013

This is a concise, entertaining, well-written history of the mob’s role in the development of Las Vegas. The period covered is from prohibition to present day, with a particular focus on the 1940-1970s when mob influence was greatest. Moe names the main players and tells their stories with energy...

Laurie rated it ★★★★★

May 27, 2013

Once again Al Moe has hit it out of the park with Vegas and the Mob. I have to say that so far this one is my favorite, although his others are amazing too. Anyone looking for some easy to read history of Vegas will never go wrong with his books! I absolutely love all of the "insider" peeks at wh...

E.K. rated it ★★★★☆

May 08, 2013

Mobsters’ and mob life has always been an interesting and often enthralling topic. Author Al W. Moe performs a prodigious task in explaining how this flamboyant and charismatic group of men came together collectively and singular in running Las Vegas, Nevada. Notorious and often romanticized in m...

Patricia rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 10, 2017

Are you from Vegas or have been there often? Are you a mafia history buff? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this book is for you. Unfortunately, I've never been to Vegas and I don't know my mafia names. The book relies on the reader having some knowledge of different historical...

Ralph rated it ★★★★★

May 27, 2014

If you ever wondered just who put the Sin into Sin City, this is the book for you. This book names all the players, and chronicles not only what they did, but what they did to each other. There are the big well-known gangsters who rose up through the New York, Chicago and West Coast crime syndica...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

June 24, 2013

Al pens "Vegas and the Mob", a well written piece of history about the mobs role in developing Las Vegas starting back in the 1940's thru 1970's. Al's vivid descriptions of the characters and of old Las Vegas makes you feel you are right there as he is describing it. I've read a couple of Al Moe'...

Will rated it ★★★★★

October 06, 2015

Best book I've ever read about Vegas, I guess Las Vegas is beautiful with many tower and building but you don't how about Las Vegas 's history. If you don't, just read this book now. It gave me tons of information about History of Las Vegas. All information are useful and easy to understand. From...

Jan rated it ★★★★★

March 25, 2014

I'm a local and I loved this, it's a great read and the author knows his Vegas history. He tells an engaging tale and a colourful one! Other than some sloppy complaints, a good read, lots of scoop here!

Geoff rated it ★★★★★

October 30, 2017

It was not a thriller but it still did a wonderful job hooking in the reader. I felt like I was there in the room each time somebody got killed. It was so cool learning more about the founding of the 5 families & the rise & fall of the mob. This book reinforced my understanding that to su...

Paul Warren rated it ★★★★☆

December 02, 2017

A pretty well constructed and quick history The author has a very casual tone, where he or she chimes in with their feelings, that might bother some but fits with a book that is clearly a personal passion project. Everything flows pretty well and is easy enough to follow, better than some harder h...

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