By Hal Rothman, Mike Davis br
The Grit underneath the Glitter is the 1st genuine examine the recent Las Vegas from the interior. In it, long-time citizens in addition to execs examine the transformation of 1 of the fastest-growing and most renowned towns on the earth, but one approximately which fairly little is understood. they provide a full of life and compelling portrait of the opposite facet of Las Vegas: the folk and associations that aid the glitter of the gaming and leisure undefined. reading various topics--from the city's advertisement historical past, hard work stipulations, and environmental difficulties to an research of the well-known lighting fixtures of the Strip--the members discover the contradictions among the semblance and the truth of the town, the seam among delusion and the existence it mask. The essays during this assortment discover the realm that staff adventure once they input gaming palaces from an worker front in a again parking zone instead of during the scripted doorways of casino/hotel palaces. They take readers into the neighborhoods the place 1.4 million american citizens now dwell, attend college, consume dinner, and visit paintings.