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Being Oscar

From Mob Lawyer To Mayor Of Las Vegas, Only In America

By Oscar Baylin Goodman, 1939-

In Being Oscar,one of America’s most celebrated criminal defense attorneys recounts the stories and cases of his epic life. The Mafia’s go-to defender, he has tried an estimated 300 criminal cases, and won most of them. His roster of clients reads like a history of organized crime: Meyer Lansky, Nicky Scarfo, and “Lefty” Rosenthal, as well as Mike Tyson and boxing promoter Don King, along with a midget, a dentist, and a federal judge.

After thirty-five years as a defender, he ran for mayor of Las Vegas, and America’s greatest Mob lawyer became the mayor of its sexiest city. He was so popular his image appeared on the $5, $25, and $100 chips. While mayor of Vegas, he starred on the screen in Rush Hour 2 and CSI. He is as large a character in the history of organized crime as any of his clients and as legendary a figure in the history of Las Vegas as the entrepreneurs (his friends and clients) who built the city. This is his astonishing story—the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

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Publish Date

2013

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9781602861886


Format: Book
Author: Goodman, Oscar Baylin, 1939-
Title: Being Oscar : from mob lawyer to mayor of Las Vegas, only in America / Oscar Goodman with George Anastasia.
Publisher Date: New York : Weinstein Books, 2013.
Subject: Goodman, Oscar Baylin, 1939- Mayors -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography. Lawyers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography. Organized crime -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- History -- 20th century. Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Politics and government. Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography.
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Format: Book
Author: Goodman, Oscar Baylin, 1939-
Title: Being Oscar : from mob lawyer to mayor of Las Vegas, only in America / Oscar Goodman with George Anastasia.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Weinstein Books, 2013.
Description: xiii, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Goodman, Oscar Baylin, 1939-
Subjects: Mayors -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography.
Subjects: Lawyers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography.
Subjects: Organized crime -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Politics and government.
Subjects: Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography.
Other Author: Anastasia, George
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: bl2013023553
ISBN: 9781602861886
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Call Number: B Goodman