Book Review: Tenacity: A Vegas Businessman Survives Brooklyn, the Marines, Corruption, and Cancer to Achieve the American Dream

Ron Coury

Tenacity: A Vegas Businessman Survives Brooklyn, the Marines, Corruption and Cancer to Achieve the American Dream. Author: Ron Coury : A True Life Story of Ron Coury  Hard Cover: ISBN: 978-1-7327210-0-5  Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-7327210-1-2, eBook, ISBN: 978-1-7327210-2-9, audiobook, ISBN: 978-1-7327210-3-6    (Las Vegas Publishing Group)


VT Editor’s Note: This is a true story of how a Vegas businessman survives Brooklyn, the Marines, Corruption, and Cancer to Achieve the American Dream. This book is part memoir and part primer for entrepreneurs who wish to start a business in Southern Nevada, one of the most corrupt regions of the country. Growing up in Brooklyn and being in the Marines did prepare the author for life’s challenges and the subsequent battle with esophageal cancer solidified his resolve to overcome obstacles, even those that seemed insurmountable.  While reading this book you will learn about the author’s early life growing up in Brooklyn and about the time he spent in the Marine Corps. Enduring the challenging, early times of his life gave him the toughness to become a business owner. His toughest battle would be the battle with cancer and not just cancer but a type of cancer that has a low survival rate. Business school will not teach you all of the life lessons you will need to succeed in opening your own business.  Coury describes how hard it was to maintain ethics within the atmosphere where corruption was “business as usual.”  Think of this as an insider’s view into political and police corruption, bribery, coercion, and death threats…..Carol


About the author: Ron Coury was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  After two years of service in the Marines he became a casino dealer and Realtor. He also became a partner in gaming bars and restaurants, major graphics, glass companies, and several auto dealerships located in the western portion of the United States. Currently he is a board member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation, several companies and charitable organizations. He has three children, five grandchildren, and is active in business and community service throughout Southern Nevada.

Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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