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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ix, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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"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.
Includes bibliographical references.
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.