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Caesars Palace Grand Prix

Las Vegas, Organized Crime and the Pinnacle of Motorsport

«“Randall Cannon has written a superb account of some fascinating but very complicated political and financial controversies—and occasional sly maneuvers—that characterized an important but little explored era in modern motorsports. His compelling narrative and evident command of the subject make this both an enjoyable and informative read and one that is likely to interest the casual reader as much as the motorsports enthusiast.”—J.C. and Duke Argetsinger, sons of Cameron Argetsinger, founder of Road Racing at Watkins Glen»

The Caesars Palace Grand Prix was an unholy alliance of the world capital of gambling, the mob and the international czar of Formula One. This book traces these intertwined threads through decades of accounts, extensive interviews, and the files of the FBI. Les mer

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The Caesars Palace Grand Prix was an unholy alliance of the world capital of gambling, the mob and the international czar of Formula One. This book traces these intertwined threads through decades of accounts, extensive interviews, and the files of the FBI.

Detaljer

Forlag
McFarland & Co Inc
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
442
ISBN
9781476683775
Utgivelsesår
2021
Format
25 x 18 cm
Priser
Best New Motorsports Book—Book Authority 2021

Om forfatteren

Randall Cannon is a freelance writer and lifelong motorsports enthusiast.

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«“Randall Cannon has written a superb account of some fascinating but very complicated political and financial controversies—and occasional sly maneuvers—that characterized an important but little explored era in modern motorsports. His compelling narrative and evident command of the subject make this both an enjoyable and informative read and one that is likely to interest the casual reader as much as the motorsports enthusiast.”—J.C. and Duke Argetsinger, sons of Cameron Argetsinger, founder of Road Racing at Watkins Glen»

«“Randall Cannon’s Caesars Palace Grand Prix takes us through the hairpin turns of the real Las Vegas during one of its most intriguing eras. Cannon understands the nuances of Las Vegas as the crossroads of American casino culture, organized crime, and motorsports. In these pages Mario Andretti and Paul Newman are juxtaposed with Caesars sharpies Clifford and Stuart Perlman and their associations with some notorious underworld characters. For organized crime aficionados and fans of Grand Prix racing, it’s a race not to be missed. Hold on. You’re in for a wild ride.”—John L. Smith, author of Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn»

«A meticulous, detailed telling of the remarkable story of the Caesars Palace Grand Prix races on the Las Vegas Strip in the early 1980s (including the final Formula One race by legendary driver Mario Andretti) during the organized crime scandal engulfing the Caesars company involving Clifford and Stuart Perlman, Alvin Malnik and Meyer Lansky. A good read including rare photos and graphics."—Jeff Burbank, author of License to Steal and Lost Las Vegas

«“Extremely well written and extensively researched, racing fans will love how Cannon describes the interconnectivity of all the Grands Prix that took place in America.”—Deep Throttle»

«“Remarkably researched and detailed, prepare yourself an in-depth and informative read into the era of modern motorsport when organize crime revolved around Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace Grand Prix. The back stories to this international circus are amazing, and besides the many racing tales leading up to the four-year run at Caesar’s, there’s lots here to learn about the mob and the going’s on behind the scenes in putting on these races.”—Vintage Motorsport Magazine»

«“Cannon is a journalist, as the style of his thoroughgoing treatment shows…Excellent color and black-and-white illustrations…any motor racing enthusiast will enjoy learning about the different aspects of the sport: the good, the bad, and the very bad…recommended”—Choice»

«“A compelling piece of investigative journalism that lays bare the complex behind-the-scenes maneuverings and back-story events that rivaled the actual danger and drama of the race itself. Spectators who are mesmerized by organized crime’s tentacles into the most glamourous aspects of American life, should buckle into this front-row seat.”—Jeffrey A. Silver, Chairman of the Board of the Mob Museum»

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