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Son of a Gambling Man My Journey from a Casino Family to the Governor's Mansion,9780312591816

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

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 3/12/2013
Publisher(s): Thomas Dunne Books
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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 guythough a good family manwho 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 Lieutenant Governor of the state. A warm family memoir, the story of a city heir, with just a little bit of The Godfatherand Casinothrown in for spice, Son of a Gambling Manis a unique and thoroughly memorable story.

Author Biography

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.

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“Bob’s story is the perfect example of the “American Dream” and how much one can accomplish by putting their mind and heart into it.  I know a side of Bob Miller that many do not;  the outspoken District Attorney - fighting for victim’s, children’s and women’s rights, the popular and longest serving Nevada Governor – who changed multiple laws to make Nevada safer for all citizens and the outstanding husband and father.  This memorable story is a source of inspiration for all who aspire to great.”—John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted

“Governor Miller has unique insight into the forces that have contributed to the growth and vitality of Las Vegas over the last half century. After reading “Son of a Gambling Man,” it’s obvious why and how he became such a dedicated and efficient public servant.”— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

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