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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And that’s what they want I kept wanting broader descriptions and background. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Pileggi focuses on the story of Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal nocholas, a Chicago bookmaker working for organized crime, and his friend, partner and also Mafia member, Anthony Spilotro.

Starting from his childhood through his time in Vegas. This is one of those times pilegi I’m not sure which is better-the book or the movie because they are both sensational.

After watching the movie, I was interested in the book version. This is where he developed his intuition to author books such as Wiseguy and Casino. The Crime of the Century. Casino covers the period through the seventies to early eighties when the Mafia controlled certain Las Vegas casinos.

Lists with This Book. The authors seem enamored of their subject’s casual violence. Perhaps my dissatisfaction stems from my recent reading of various types of Pulitzer Prize winning non-fiction titles.


This is the true tale behind the casino movie – with real names and real events. Books by Nicholas Pileggi.

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

No stop lights on L V Blvd, ah, the good old days how I miss them, and nothing much beyond Tropicana. Bringing in his own people, he did burglaries, murders, jewelry heists, armed robbery, loan sharking etc. Winter of Frozen Dreams. An excellent story about the mobs influence in Las Vegas, caskno around two characters, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, professional gambler and casino manager, and Anthony Spilotro, Chicago mobster.

The full book was that way. Jun 26, Debbie rated it did not like it Shelves: It reads more like a mixture of an MTV True Life episode mixed in with some History Caxino narration than it does like a story about an ambitious mobsters rise and fall in the land of ol’ Las Vegas.

Casino by Nicholas Pileggi

The book centers on the friendship of “Lefty” Frank Rosenthal, a world-renowned sports-handicapper and gambler when that was still a real federal crime, and Tony “the Most nicholaas 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?

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 pilsggi Tony Spilotro, who acted as an enforcer for the mob.

This allows the reader to set off exploring more about the real people online and pull up pictures to nicyolas names and faces. The Body in the Marsh. Of course, you can always use Pesci, DeNiro and Stone as the faces and still be ok.


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Mystery on the Isles of Shoals. However, the age of the book has taken a toll.

Dec 27, Andy Cooper rated it it was ok. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

In fact, it will enhance the viewing experience and make you want to watch it all again nichllas twice! I want to read Enforcer now. Tony Spilotro was a crazy SOB. Social media is now center stage, and what was once over-the-top and tawdry is now a bit muted. It takes this book to give you the real names, actions an If you saw the movie based on this book it is a must read.

Nicholas Pileggi is best known for writing the book Wiseguywhich he adapted into the movie Goodfellasand for writing the book and screenplay Casino. Feb 21, P. This is cawino of those rare moments where I’d advise people to see the movie instead.