"Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue" is a biography of the reclusive billionaire, with particular focus on his years in Las Vegas. Hughes invested more than $200 million in casinos, real estate, airports and a television station during a four-year period in the late 1960s, fueling a new growth boom in Las Vegas and opening the door to mainstream investment in the city. The story also delves into Hughes' increasingly bizarre and destructive behavior during this period, from his reclusiveness and germaphobia to his debilitating addiction to pain-killers.
Geoff gives an overview of the book:
I am a public affairs columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, author of "Sun, Sin & Suburbia: An Essential History of Modern Las Vegas" and "Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue," and editor of CityLife Books, an imprint of Stephens...