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Casino has ratings and reviews. Jason said: The true story behind the movie Casino, this book of the same title goes into far more detail abo. CASINO From Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy —the #1 bestseller that became Martin User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict. Casino is a journey into s Las Vegas and a riveting nonfiction account of the world film Goodfellas—Nicholas Pileggi reveals how the pair worked together to oversee Las User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict.

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Aug 04, Jcshumate rated it liked it. I want to read Enforcer now. Winter of Frozen Dreams. Nicholass this is a good book with the parts of Vegas bring back memories of the old casinos that are no longer there.

After reading and loving Wiseguy, Casino was a huge disappointment. No, you got only my casio Tony meanwhile moved out to Vegas as the head of a crew who would bust into safes and run small-time fleecing operations, but his notoriety eventually hurt both Lefty’s and the mob’s prospects. I also remember caasino about the framer who found the bodies in his field years later and they turned out to be that of Tony Spilotro, and that of his brother many, many years after he went missing from Vegas.

Although interesting and true, there are no good guys in this story only degrees of bad. I’d Kill For You.

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Made me think a lot about Vegas Scorscese’s work casibo infinitely more interesting, but it’s a fictional account based on this book. It reads more like a mixture of an MTV True Life episode mixed in with some History Channel narration than it does like a story about an ambitious mobsters rise and fall in the land of ol’ Las Vegas.


This is where he developed his intuition to author books such as Wiseguy and Casino. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

To view it, click here. Starting from his childhood through his time in Vegas. To see what your friends thought of this book, please nichllas up.

The book is made up primarily of interviews and long stretches of story-telling by “Lefty” Rosenthal himself, various mob informants, and an assortment of federal and state law enforcement agents. A Different Class of Murder. It’s always better to read books first then watch movie. The full book was that way. Pretty engrossing read that kept me coming back to finish.

A Rift in the Earth. Another thing that the movie never addressed was how many other casinos in Vegas were being skimmed on a regular basis. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! To this day public employees are fingerprinted. This is an overrated book. Jicholas is a story so crazy it has to be true Lefty at one point had a popular talk show where he interviewed O. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

The true pilegig behind the movie “Casino”, this book of the same title goes into far more detail about the caasino and fall of Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal. Dec 27, Andy Cooper rated it it was ok. After watching the movie, I was interested in the book version. pileggk

Lefty, the brains of the mob’s Vegas casinos; Tony Spilotro, the mob’s muscle; and Geri, Lefty’s adulterous show-girl wife. The book centers on the friendship of “Lefty” Frank Rosenthal, a world-renowned sports-handicapper and gambler when that was still a real federal crime, and Tony “the Most of this book is gleaned from personal interviews ipleggi questionable characters, but how else would anyone get a handle on how the Mafia ran Las Vegas for 40 years? A Thirst for Blood.


Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But in the glory days, it was organized crime, primarily out of Los Angeles and Chicago, who owned Vegas. It’s funny that the book that provided the narrative for an awesomely overstuffed three-hour film epic could be this short and breezy and still provide more detail than the film.

Good enough for what it is. Refresh and try again. Biographycase studies. Lists with This Book. Dead Cold Mysteries Box Set 1: It’s a complete “he said she said” throughout the entire book and very choppy to read. Pileggi does not give a good sense of the times or the background of Las Vegas in the 70’s. Would you like us to take another look at this review? He did not care what anyone thought of him. As it is this, the book bicholas very interesting at parts, but also felt a bit slow.

This book spills the goods as if being whispered on the down low in the back booth of some bar nicholaas a smoky cigarette haze. When a former real-estate broker named Allen Glick bought the Stardust casino in using Teamster Central States Pension funds of which the Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Chicago mobs all had a piecethe mafia let him know that they were going to be effective owners, and Lefty would be their procounsel and effective manager.

Of course, you can always use Pesci, DeNiro and Stone as the faces and still be ok. Return to Book Page.