Long-time residents and professionals reflect on the transformation of one of the fastest-growing and most famous cities on Earth, Las Vegas. They offer a portrait of the other side of the city - the people and institutions that support the glitter of the gaming and entertainment industry.
Hal Rothman is Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Among his books are Devil's Bargains (1998), The Greening of a Nation? (1998), and Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the 21st Century (due out in 2002). Mike Davis is Professor of History at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author of City of Quartz (1992) and Ecology of Fear (1998), among other books.