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Author Braude, Mark, author.

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

Publication Info. New York ; London : Simon & Schuster, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    944.949 BRA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description ix, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Summary "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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 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.
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.
ISBN 9781476709697 (hardcover)
1476709696 (hardcover)
9781476709703 (trade paperback)
147670970X (trade paperback)
9781476709710 (ebook)

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