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Making Monte Carlo : a history of speculation and spectacle / Mark Braude.

Braude, Mark, (author.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Whiting PL - Whiting 944.949 B737 (Text) 51735011762274 Adult department Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476709697 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1476709696 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781476709703 (trade paperback)
  • ISBN: 147670970X (trade paperback)
  • ISBN: 1476709718
  • ISBN: 9781476709710
  • Physical Description: ix, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Simon & Schuster, [2016]

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: Monte Carlo stories -- The cunning and the easily duped -- The art of misdirection -- The antechamber of death -- Complete disorder reigns -- We do not approve of gaming houses -- A whole town remains to be built! -- This little paradise -- Karl Marx's cough -- Prodigal sons and wayward daughters -- Monaco at war -- The merchant of death -- Salvation by exile -- The blue train -- A monument to frivolity -- Enter Elsa -- The fast life -- One-way street -- Postscript: Faites vos jeux -- Archival sources.
Summary, etc.:
"A rollicking narrative history of Jazz Age Monte Carlo, chronicling the city's rise from WWI's ashes to become one of the world's most storied, infamous playgrounds of the rich, only to be crushed under it's own weight ten years later"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Monte-Carlo (Monaco) > History > 20th century.
Monte-Carlo (Monaco) > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Gambling > Monaco > Monte-Carlo > History > 20th century.
Casinos > Monaco > Monte-Carlo > History > 20th century.
Celebrities > Monaco > Monte-Carlo > Biography.
Upper class > Monaco > Monte-Carlo > Biography.
Rich people > Monaco > Monte-Carlo > Biography.
Monte-Carlo (Monaco) > Biography.

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