Sunbelt Pubns Las Vegas Legends tells the stories behind the headlines and history of "The Entertainment Capital of the World" aka "Sin City" - Vegas! From the first explorers and early founders to the famed entrepreneurs, and entertainers who continue to shape this unique city. The "Entertainment Capital of the World" was forged by farsighted and tough characters of the Old West who created a town that worked for them. Back in the 1930s, while other areas suffered the pangs of the Depression, Las Vegas blossomed and grew, thanks to liberal divorce laws, nearby construction of Hoover Dam, and the pivotal dynamic force - legalized gambling. Relive the tragedies and triumphs of those who left their mark on Las Vegas - from the early explorers, miners, and ranchers to the corporate giants and entertainers of today as they continue to shape this unique and exciting city. Las Vegas Legends has it all - sex, mobsters, casino moguls, gambling, world class attractions, myths, true stories, scandals,and even the dark side. Learn about the early days, the town under mob rule, and the decisions that made Las Vegas the largest American city spawned in the 20th Century. Many of the stories in this book are so electrifying that they have even shocked the generally unflappable Las Vegans.