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  Call of the Mountains
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  1,000 NAKED TRUTHS
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  Deputy Dorkface
  Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps - Atlas
  A IS FOR ARCHES
  BEST OF LAS VEGAS
  CHRISTMAS IN THE OLD WEST
  CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - PARADE OF COLORS
  Class of '47, Annapolis?America?s Best
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  BODIE'S BOSS LAWMAN
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  ADVENTURES: A CERCA COUNTRY GUIDE
  BIRDS OF PREY IN THE AMERICAN WEST
  Bluegrass Days Neon Nights
  Nevada Yesterdays
  AMERICAN MASSACRE
  Beneath the Neon
  ARIZONA ROAD AND RECREATION ATLAS
  Bayou Country
  NEW MEXICO ROAD AND RECREATION ATLAS
  Sleeping Giant
  Too Nu Yah —
The Enchanted Valley of Yosemite
  DESERT SONG
  True Love Stories and other poems
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  DON'T FENCE ME IN
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  ELVIS FASHION: FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS
  Family and Friends Fun Guide to Southwest
Riverside County
  FIGHT TOWN
  Fire in the Desert
  FLINT SPEARS
  FRONTIER SKILLS
  G IS FOR GRAND CANYON
  G IS FOR GOLDEN
  GARY LADD'S CANYON LIGHT
  GOLF FOREVER
  GREAT GHOST TOWNS
  GREAT HIKES
  GUNNING FOR HO
  Helping Hands, Helping Hearts
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  Feed My Sheep
  HOW JACKRABBIT GOT HIS VERY LONG EARS
  IMAGES OF AMERICA BOULDER CITY
  IN A PICKLE
  JOSHUA'S SURPRISE
  KISSING COYOTES
  Las Vegas
  LAS VEGAS, AS IT BEGAN, AS IT GREW
  LAS VEGAS INSIDE OUT
  LIL' BUCKAROOS
  LOCO FOR LIZARDS
  Long Journey from Wikame
  MEET THE WILD SOUTHWEST
  MI CARRITO
  More Than A Parade
  Mountain Biking
  Mouse's Tank
  Moving to Las Vegas
  MY BIG BOOK OF THE DESERT
  MY BROTHER'S VOICE
  MY GIFT: A RELENTLESS ASSAULT ON PARKINSON'S
AND LIFE'S OTHER OBSTACLES
  ON THE BOULEVARD
  ON THE TRAIL OF THE DESERT WILDFLOWERS
  ONCE A FIGHTER PILOT
  ONE HOT DAY
  Passing Through
  PERSONAL FAVORITES: CHEFS OF LAS VEGAS
  PLAY IN THE CLOUDS
  POGONIP MAGIC
  PRESERVING THE GLORY DAYS
  RADIO ELVIS AND OTHER STORIES
  RANCH STYLE
  Wendell August Forge
  ROAD TRIPS: A CERCA COUNTRY GUIDE
  ROADSIDE HISTORY OF ARIZONA - Soft Cover
  ROADSIDE HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA - Soft Cover
  ROADSIDE HISTORY OF NEVADA - Soft Cover
  ROADSIDE HISTORY OF NEW MEXICO - Soft Cover
  ROADSIDE HISTORY OF UTAH - Soft Cover
  ROUNDING UP THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS
  Runnin' UNLV Rebels a Basketball Legacy
  S IS FOR SILVER
  SCREW NEVADA!
  The Basics of Water Gardening
  SEASONS OF THE COYOTE
  Sharks In The Desert
  Sinning in Las Vegas, Guy's Guide
  Sinning in Las Vegas, Girl's Guide
  SKIN CITY
  Skirts that Swept the Desert Floor
  SLEEPING GIANT
  SOUTHWEST KITCHEN GARDEN
  SOUTHWEST STYLE
  Peach Pits At My Door
  Springs in the Desert Book and Activity Book Combo
  SUN, SIN & SUBURBIA
  TALES FOR TOMAS: A TOMAS THE
TORTOISE ADVENTURE
  TALK TO ME, JAMES DEAN
  The Black Arrow
  THE DESERT HOME
  THE FIRST 100
  THE LOBSTER KID'S GUIDE TO EXPLORING
LAS VEGAS - Soft Cover
  THE LUCKY
  Garden Thoughts
  THE OLD WEST
  THE PONY EXPRESS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY
  THE SAGA OF THE PONY EXPRESS
  THE SANTA MAP
  The Southwest Inside Out
  The Stardust of Yesterday
  To Dance on Sands (paperback)
  TOMAS AND THE GHOST TOWN: A TOMAS THE
TORTOISE ADVENTURE
  TWELVE LIZARDS LEAPING
  Vegas One Cop's Journey
  We All Live in Vegas
  WESTERN PLACES AMERICAN MYTHS
  WHY COWBOYS SLEEP WITH THEIR BOOTS ON
  Will Cook for Sex
  WINNING THE WILD WEST
  Witch
  The Year of the Dog
  You Are More Than Enough
  You Are More Than Enough Achievement Journal
  Young Las Vegas
Beyond the Glimmering Lights
Beyond the Glimmering Lights covers Las Vegas’s early history—segregation and inequality—the breaking of the “color line” by entertainers and the brave efforts of the proud, everyday people who worked to finally end legalized racism in the city.
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As an entertainer and human being, I’ve benefited greatly from the trail blazed by the likes of Sammy Davis Jr., Lena Horne and Pearl Bailey, all friends of mine — the challenges they overcame demonstrate that talent alone is not the key to longevity in Las Vegas. As Beyond the Glimmering Lights skillfully documents, passion and perseverance are essential traits. I am profoundly grateful for the high standards set by these amazing role models.”

— WAYNE NEWTON Entertainer, aka: Mr. Las Vegas
To most Americans, Las Vegas is a city of lights and glitz and nonstop entertainment . . . the mecca for millions, that looks to the future with few regrets for a past it barely remembers.

But Las Vegas is also a city rich with diversity, including many African Americans who came in the early 20th century hoping for a dream city on the dry desert plains. Funny and fascinating, Beyond the Glimmering Lights tells the story of Las Vegas through the eyes of one African American family, and one woman in particular, Magnolia —“Aunt Mac”—who bears witness to the many successes and setbacks experienced by black folks as they helped to build America’s number one travel destination.

Beyond the Glimmering Lights covers Las Vegas’s early history—segregation and inequality—the breaking of the “color line” by entertainers and the brave efforts of the proud, everyday people who worked to finally end legalized racism in the city.