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In Nevada: The Land, the People, God, and Chance (Vintage Departures)

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Nevada is the place where Samuel Clemens became Mark Twain, Frank Sinatra became Chairman of the Board, divorce became an industry and gambling an institution. It was a place that Kit Carson could explore, where Bugsy Seigel could dream, and Howard Hughes might hide. It's the government's favorite place to test nuclear bombs and store nuclear waste. It's a place, in short, of an impossible amalgam and improbable history.

From David Thomson, the highly-acclaimed author of Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles, has beaten all the odds with a stunning book that pieces this great state  together in all its mind-boggling contradictions. In Nevada is a rich and fascinating work inescapably necessary for any student of the American West.

Synopsis:

Part contemplation, part appreciation, part informal travel guide, this book examines and experiences the gambler's mix of hope and anxiety, the isolation and closeness, the beauty and banality--and the state of mind--of Nevada.

About the Author

David Thomson lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679777588
Author:
Gray, Lucy
Author:
Gray, Lucy
Author:
Thomson, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - South - West South Central (General)
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Nevada
Subject:
Nevada
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States / South / West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX)
Subject:
Americana-Nevada
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 PHOTOS and 1 MAP THROUGHOUT
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.94x5.30x.69 in. .75 lbs.

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