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Notes on a New Book: “Landing in Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City”


Landing in Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City. By Daniel K. Bubb. Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2012. Shepperson Series in Nevada. How did Las Vegas become the gambling capital of the world, outstripping … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Area 51: The Dreamland Chronicles”


Area 51: The Dreamland Chronicles.By David Darlington. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1997. Area 51, the highly classified military installation at Groom Lake in the Nevada desert about 90 miles north of Las Vegas, may be more a state … Continue reading

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