Untangling the Web: The Kennedys, the Mob and Las Vegas
Las Vegas historian Dr. Michael Green traces the complex historical webs linking the Kennedy family, organized crime and Las Vegas. For brothers John and Robert Kennedy, the connections to Las Vegas ranged from sex to politics, with a government investigation threatening to shut down the city thrown in. Green explores JFK’s ties to Las Vegas, RFK’s efforts to root out the Mob, and the local politicians entangled with the famous family.
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Dr. Michael Green
Dr. Michael Green is an associate professor of history at UNLV. He is the author of numerous books on the Civil War era, and on the history of Nevada and Las Vegas, including Nevada: A History of the Silver State and Las Vegas: A Centennial History. His current projects include “We’re Bigger Than U.S. Steel”: A History of Organized Crime in 20th Century America. He is a member of The Mob Museum’s board of directors and writes “Nevada Yesterdays” for KNPR, read by another board member, Senator Richard Bryan. He is executive director of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association and of Preserve Nevada, and president of the board of the Nevada Center for Civic Engagement, which puts on the annual We the People high school debating event.