Nice mention in the LVRJ

In John L. Smith’s rundown of good Vegas history books, Grandissimo had a positive mention:

Las Vegas has been home to some great characters, and Circus Circus creator Jay Sarno was perhaps the most remarkable. UNLV’s David G. Schwartz tells his story in “Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas: How Jay Sarno Won a Casino Empire, Lost It, and Inspired Modern Las Vegas.” Sarno’s life and style were surely a challenge to describe, and Schwartz did an incredible job.

Books on Nevada’s colorful past, cast of characters make great gifts

I’m grateful to John for the kind words. It’s always validating when your work is well received.