A READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH GEOFF SCHUMACHER, AUTHOR OF SUN, SIN AND SUBURBIA.
More than forty million visitors per year travel to Sin City to visit the gambling mecca of the world. But gambling is only one part of the city's story. In this carefully documented history, Geoff Schumacher tracks the rise of Las Vegas, including its vital role during World War II; the rise of the Strip in the 1950's; the explosive growth of the 1990's; and the colossal collapse triggered by the real estate bust and economic crisis of the mid-2000's. Schumacher surveys the history of the iconic casinos, debunking myths and highlighting key players such as Howard Hughes, Kirk Kerkorian, and Steven Wynn.
Geoff Schumacher is the director of content for the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. He was a reporter and city editor for the Las Vegas Sun, editor of Las Vegas CityLife and the Las Vegas Mercury, and a director of community publications and a weekly columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Schumacher is also the author of Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue and the editor of Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.