The Man Who Invented Las Vegas

Hob-nobbing with Cary Grant at Cafe Trocadero, Hollywood, 1934

In 1946, two men battled for power in Las Vegas. Bugsy Siegel stole Billy Wilkerson’s dream of a luxury hotel in the desert, and died in a hail of bullets. Although Billy lived on for many years, he never spoke of the man some believe was murdered for stealing his dream.

Now, in this compelling First Edition, Billy’s son uncovers the secrets behind the Flamingo Hotel and the death of Bugsy Siegel.

Praise for The Man Who Invented Las Vegas:

“Wilkerson III writes quite well, and the book is worth the attention of those interested in Vegas history.”
~ Hollywood Reporter