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Author Braude, Mark, author
Title Making Monte Carlo : a history of speculation and spectacle / Mark Braude
Imprint New York ; London : Simon & Schuster, 2016
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DC946 B825 2016    AVAILABLE    30530001337807
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Descript ix, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note "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
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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