The high-stakes battle between two casino titans over the Vegas of the East Coast.It’s all quiet now on the eastern front of the American gaming industry―Atlantic City, New Jersey―but for five chaotic years, real estate developer Richard “Skip” Bronson was at the white-hot center of a titanic clash of money and power that transformed Atlantic City from a struggling day-tripper place with buses in and out to a born again destination drawing tourists from New York, Philadelphia, and other major cities along the eastern seaboard.
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this anticlimactic story’s general appeal is stunted by its conclusion—a takeover of the development which shut out Wynn and Bronson—and by unrewarding digressions into celebrity name-dropping and tangential anecdotes.Read Full Review of The War at the Shore | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
Bronson, now into online gambling ventures, attempts to put a salutary spin on the convoluted process as he breathlessly stacks the deck in favor of his boss and against the twin nemesis of Trump and Goldberg.Read Full Review of The War at the Shore
it’s impossible to overlook or forgive Bronson’s squirm-inducing descriptions of dealing with African-American activists or Native American clients...Few stereotypes go unemployed. It’s enough to make you crawl under your chair.Read Full Review of The War at the Shore
while the book isn’t necessarily objective, it doesn’t claim to be, either: This is how one of the most-embedded people in the entire war recalls the events of the time.Read Full Review of The War at the Shore
He provides what I think is the best profile of Arthur Goldberg, former Bally’s/Park Place Entertainment CEO, in print todayRead Full Review of The War at the Shore
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