Praise

“Finally someone has written the authentic story of Howard R. Hughes, depicting his impact on American business and particularly Las Vegas and the state of Nevada.”
– Bob Maheu, Co-Author, Next to Hughes: Behind the Power and Tragic Downfall of Howard Hughes by His Closest Advisor

“Everything necessary to know about Howard Hughes without having to read all those other voluminous biographies.”
The Hollywood Liberal

“Not only is it a good read, but you will find yourself using it as a reference book for a critical part of our history. With details you can trust, the book reveals how Nevada operated and who the operators were during the Hughes years in Las Vegas.”
– Bob Stoldal, Veteran Las Vegas television newsman

“Geoff Schumacher’s new book picks up where The Aviator leaves off and gives us a clearer picture of one of the most intriguing characters in Las Vegas history.”
– John L. Smith, Columnist, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Author, Sharks in the Desert: The Founding Fathers and Casino Kings of Las Vegas

“He (Schumacher) writes on a grand scale, tying together many of the best-documented aspects of Hughes’ fascinating life, and then takes the story to a new level, using a reporter’s tenacity to demolish certain rumors, to confirm assorted weirdness, and to interview key figures who’ve previously been unwilling or unavailable to speak about their experiences with the enigmatic billionaire.”
– George Knapp, Veteran Las Vegas investigative reporter Co-Author, Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah

“[T]his is an intriguing book filled with scandal, scads of money, and surprising sadness. Author Geoff Schumacher lays to rest some enduring Vegas mythology and he dishes a few juicy tidbits that are sure to renew interest in Hughes.”
Fayetteville Free Weekly

“Pick up a copy of this book and settle in for a bit of nostalgia, a whiff of scandal, and a peek at the wealthy, famous, and odd. Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue is a rich story and a sure bet.”
Santa Ynez Valley Journal

“Barring the discovery of authentic new documents or revelatory confessions from heretofore silent associates, this book will likely be the last word on Hughes in Vegas.”
– dieiscast.com

“Schumacher has turned a mountain of information about Howard Hughes into a readable book. . . This is an intriguing look at one of the most imposing – and misunderstood – figures in Las Vegas’ brief history.”
– David Schwartz, Ph.D., Author, Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling

 

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