Son of a Gambling Man: My Journey from a Casino Family to the Governor's Mansion (Hardcover)
 
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Son of a Gambling Man: My Journey from a Casino Family to the Governor's Mansion (Hardcover)

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    A memoir of growing up in mob-run Sin City from a casino heir-turned-governor who’s seen two sides of every coin

    When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city, a far cry from the glamorous, exciting place it is toda......more

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A memoir of growing up in mob-run Sin City from a casino heir-turned-governor who’s seen two sides of every coin

When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city, a far cry from the glamorous, exciting place it is today. Driving the family car was his father Ross Miller, a tough guy—though a good family man—who had operated on both sides of the law on some of the meaner streets of industrial Chicago.

The Miller family was as close and as warm as “Ozzie and Harriet,” as long as you knew that Ozzie was a bookmaker and a business acquaintance of some very dubious criminal types.

As Bob grew up, so did Vegas, now a “town” of some two million. Ross Miller became a respectable businessman and partner in a major casino, though he was still capable of settling a score with his fists.

And Bob went on to law school, entering law enforcement and eventually becoming a popular governor of Nevada, holding office longer than anybody in the state’s history. And the Miller family's legacy continues. Bob's own son is presently serving as Secretary of State.

A warm family memoir, the story of a city heir, with just a little bit of The Godfather and Casino thrown in for spice, Son of a Gambling Man is a unique and thoroughly memorable story.

BOB MILLER is Nevada’s longest serving governor, holding office from 1989 to 1999. His son, Ross, who is named after his grandfather, is presently in his second term as Nevada’s secretary of state.

Author:
Miller, Bob
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
251
Language:
English
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Publish Date:
03/12/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9780312591816
Height:
9.75 in
Wdth:
7.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.02 lb
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