From the Publisher: Sep 25 1989

Correspondent Priscilla Painton had been in New York City only a few months when it began to dawn on her that perhaps all roads led to Atlantic City. When Gaddafi-linked terrorists threatened to attack the U.S., what city were they rumored to have chosen? When casino owner Donald Trump insulted hotel queen Leona Helmsley, what were they fighting over? When Cher made a concert tour comeback after eight years, where did she open? The answer every time: Atlantic City. So Painton set out to discover the lure. "The only thing I knew about Atlantic City was that Louis Malle had made...

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