I found ' Casino ' to be an exciting true life story of the real Vegas of the 70's & early 80's. Nicholas Pileggi, has written this book with obvious rsearch and passion. Books. Pileggi, Nicholas (). Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas (First ed.). Simon & Schuster. ISBN Pileggi. CASINO From Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy —the #1 bestseller that became Martin Scorsese's Academy Preview this book ». I almost gave it a 4. Let's face it, its spooky to be driving past an intersection and knowing from having read a book that something horrible happened in the parking lot that you're driving past. How Tony died and his brother, how they all got caught and was listened to and followed, how t I loved the book! Overall this is a good book with the parts of Vegas bring back memories of the old casinos that are no longer there. Kein Wunder, dass der Kerl so nett und normal rüber kommt. Sheeran learned to kill in the U. It's great it's a real inside to how there mind works, how they rised and how they fall, how Tony Spilotro changed towards Frank, the theories on who tried to blow him up? Lefty, the brains of the mob's Vegas casinos; Tony Spilotro, the mob's muscle; and Geri, Lefty's adulterous show-girl wife. All Editions Add a New Edition Combine. To ask other readers questions about Casino , please sign up. While the names in the film were changed Lefty became "Ace" and Tony became "Nicky" I was surprised by how closely the movie stuck to the actual events. We all knew each other's voices and code names, but after a while, you get to know everybody's real name. I also remember reading about the framer who found the bodies in his field years later and they turned out to be that of Tony Spilotro, and that of his brother many, many years after he went missing from Vegas. It's at this stage that Spilotro became more of a supporting character for me and I lost most interest in his antics. Pileggi does a great job getting interviews and stories from his subjects, from Lefty, the FBI and various other mobsters, and let's them tell the story. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License ; additional terms may apply. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Rosenthal whose occupation in Las Vegas was to keep an eye on the Chicago mob's gambling interests and to steal every known jewel collection in the city. The book is a demolition derby of absolute jerks. An dem Film American Gangster aus dem Jahr war Pileggi als ausführender Produzent beteiligt.