Larry Gragg

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Larry Gragg

Larry Gragg is Curators’ Teaching Professor in History and Political Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is the author of Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture, 1905-2005 (University Press of Kansas, 2013) and his biography Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel: The Gangster, The Flamingo, and The Making of Las Vegas will be published in early 2015 by Praeger. While not a compulsive gambler, he has become a compulsive visitor to Las Vegas where he has made over 40 research trips to the Special Collections at the Lied Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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