Las Vegas Author and Public Speaker Jack Sheehan.  Available To Write  Biographies And Memoirs.


 Books by Best-Selling Author Jack Sheehan

As a best-selling author, Jack has contributed over 1000 articles to over 100 national and international publications, including: Sports Illustrated, Golf, Golf Digest, Readers Digest, Psychology Today, Endless Vacation, LA Times Sunday Magazine, Las Vegas Life, America West Airlines Magazine, and more. He has written 18 non-fiction books, including Buried Lies, Skin City, Class of '47, Quiet Kingmaker, The Forgotten Man, Embedded Balls, Above Las Vegas, and The Players: The Men Who Made Las Vegas.

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Forgotten Man Bill Bennett biography by best-selling author Jack Sheehan.
Forgotten Man
Bill Bennett biography
by Jack Sheehan
Available November 2010

How Circus Circus's Bill Bennett Brought Middle America to Las Vegas. A biography told through in-depth interviews with those who knew the man, who as much as anyone built modern Las Vegas. Available November 2010.

Quiet Kingmaker of Las Vegas E. Perry Thomas biography by Jack Sheehan.

Quiet Kingmaker of Las Vegas
E. Parry Thomas biography
by Jack Sheehan 2009

Quiet Kingmaker paints a fascinating portrait of a man who saw the potential of Las Vegas early on and then set about making sure his vision came true. Along the way, Parry Thomas raised a fine and successful family and helped many entrepreneurs see their own dreams realized. Elaine Wynn sums up the man: "There's no one who had a broader view of what Las Vegas could become than Parry, nor is there anyone who had better intentions for the direction the city might go."

Buried Lies by Peter Jacobsen and Jack Sheehan.
Buried Lies: True Tales and Tall Stories from the PGA Tour
by Jack Sheehan 1993
(co-authored with Peter Jacobsen)

This New York Times bestseller took readers inside the ropes of professional golf and shared with them poignant, insightful, and hilarious stories that were excerpted in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul.

Class of '47 Annapolis America's Best  by Jack Sheehan.

Class of '47
by Jack Sheehan 2007

In The Class of '47: Annapolis-America's Best, author Jack Sheehan gives us a fascinating personal look at some of the notable Annapolis graduates from this one amazing year.

World War II ignited American patriotism and filled the nation's military academies with thousands of young men eager to serve their country. No military class, however, turned out to be more accomplished or better prepared to change the world than the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1947.


Skin City: Behind the Scenes of the Las Vegas Sex Industry by Jack Sheehan.

Skin City: Behind the Scenes of the Las Vegas Sex Industry
by Jack Sheehan 2006

In Skin City, journalist and longtime Vegas resident Jack Sheehan goes beyond the bright lights to explore the dark thrills of the city's sex industry. Both lurid and fascinating, here is an unabashed look at the stripping, swinging, hustling, and hooking that have turned a desert gaming metropolis into the world's capital of lascivious entertainment. "Sheehan did a great job exposing the underbelly of Las Vegas. A really fast read" -Oscar Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas


The Players: The Men Who Made Las Vegas by Jack Sheehan.

The Players: The Men Who Made Las Vegas
by Jack Sheehan 1997

Las Vegas has been described as "the last great, mythic city that Western civilization will ever create," and its brief, phenomenal history has been largely shaped by a handful of colorful and astute casino operators who turned a dusty desert town into the gawdy, booming holiday mecca that it is today. The essays in this book introduce us to these "players" and outline the decisions that led them and their chosen city to unparalleled heights of success.


Above Las Vegas Its Canyons And Mountains text by Jack Sheehan, photography by Robert Cameron.

Above Las Vegas: Its Canyons And Mountains
text by Jack Sheehan
photography by Robert Cameron

Sheehan collaborated with famed photographer Robert Cameron, who has photographed most of the famous cities in the world in his Above series, to create a beautiful coffee table book celebrating Las Vegas. In each city he photographed, Cameron chose a noted writer who resided in that particular city, to add prose to his pictures. Among them were Alistair Cooke, George Plimpton, Herb Caen, and Jack Sheehan.


Jack Sheehan Best-Selling Author and Keynote Speaker.

Read Jack Sheehan's Column in the Viewpoint section of the Las Vegas Review Journal.
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Awards and Recognitions...

1991 Lowell Thomas Award
For Outstanding Land Travel Article In The United States titled, "The Loneliest Road in America" which appeared in Endless Vacation Magazines.
Lowell Thomas Award 1991, awarded to Author Jack Sheehan.

1988 Nevada Screenwriters Award
For "Buddies", optioned to Warner Brothers Motion Pictures and ABC television.

1987 Western States Outstanding Journalist Award
For magazine feature writing.

Also...
Inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame in 2009 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award Vegas Golfer Magazine in 2007.

Links to Jack Sheehan videos...
Jack Sheehan, Speaker, Everything Vegas Video

Jack Sheehan, Speaker, The World of Golf Video


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