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Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle

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Monte Carlo has long been known as a dazzling playground for the rich and famous. Less well known are the shrewd and often ruthless strategies that went into creating such a potent symbol of luxury and cosmopolitan glamour. As historian Mark Braude reveals in his entertaining and informative book, the world's first modern casino-resort started as an unlikely prospect - with the legalization of gambling in tiny Monaco in 1855 - and eventually emerged as the most glamorous gambling destination of the Victorian era. With a star-studded cast - featuring Pablo Picasso, Coco Chanel, and the Fitzgeralds - Braude tells the roller-coaster history of how a small, rural town grew into the prosperous resort epicenter of the late nineteenth century and rose again to greatness out of the ashes of WWI.

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ISBN: 9781476709703
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Language: English
Page Count: 278
Size: 8.40" l x 5.51" w x 0.85"
Series: N/A