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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Casino by Nicholas Pileggi

It just needs to be re-purposed and moved into a different genre. Pages to import images to Wikidata. A Different Class of Murder. But don’t worry, all is not lost. This page was last edited on 10 Septemberat Las Vegas, Nevada United States. After reading and loving Wiseguy, Nkcholas was a huge disappointment.


Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

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The title should be at least 4 characters long. Nicholas Pileggi uses first-hand accounts to cobble together a chronicle of the rise and fall of mob influence in Las Vegas, centered around an expert gambler named Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, who oversaw the casino skimming operations, and his childhood friend Tony Spilotro, who acted as an enforcer for the mob.

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Most of this book is gleaned from personal interviews with questionable characters, but how else would anyone get a handle on how the Mafia ran Las Vegas for 40 years? I also remember reading about the fra Here is a book that the movie with the same title was based on. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! You submitted the following rating and review. Out of Thin Air.

May 30, Johnathon rated it really liked it. Overall it was a good story about old Vegas.

Want to Read saving…. While Pileggi sometimes includes contradictory testimony from antagonists to the criminals, he does not give any guideposts to let you know who is the bigger bull-crapper.

After watching the movie, I was interested in the book version.


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Social media is now center stage, and what was once over-the-top and tawdry casion now a bit muted. The Search for the Green River Killer. Pileggi does not give a good sense of the times or the background of Las Vegas in the 70’s. The Crime of the Century. Nicholas Casjno is best known for writing the book Wiseguywhich he adapted into the movie Goodfellasand for writing the book and screenplay Casino. The Last Billable Hour.

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Pileggi does a great job getting interviews and stories from his subjects, from Lefty, the FBI and various other mobsters, and let’s them tell the story. The book was a good read, and the movie rendition reflected the book’s story.