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- Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 15.99
From the mystery of a United States Senator's death (was he kept on ice until after the election?) to a haunting of the Governor's mansion, this selection of fourteen stories from Nevada's past explores some of the Silver State's most compelling mysteries and debunks some of its most famous myths. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00
The remarkable story of a teacher who ran a grassroots campaign for Congress . . . from her sixth-grade classroom ?You can?t run for office in this country unless you?re a millionaire or you know a lot of millionaires.? This offhand remark from one of her sixth-grade students dismayed public school teacher Tierney Cahill. When she told the kids that... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95
Line in the Sand details the dramatic transformation of the western U.S.-Mexico border from its creation at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848 to the emergence of the modern boundary line in the first decades of the twentieth century. In this sweeping narrative, Rachel St. John explores how this boundary changed from a mere... more...
- Utah State University Press 2012; US$ 22.95
Great Basin National Park is in large part a high-alpine park, but it sits in one of America?s driest, least populated, and most isolated deserts. That contrast is one facet of the diversity that characterizes this region. Within and outside the park are phenomenal landscape features, biotic wonders, unique environments, varied historic sites, and... more...
- Museyon 2011; US$ 14.99
Discover one of America?s most fascinating cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning Las Vegas?s 150-year history. James Roman takes readers on a tour through the glamorous and sometimes sordid history of Las Vegas and explains how a railroad town transformed itself into ?the Entertainment Capital of the World.? Essays explore the major historic... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
The Grit Beneath the Glitter is the first real look at the new Las Vegas from the inside. In it, long-time residents as well as professionals reflect on the transformation of one of the fastest-growing and most famous cities on earth, yet one about which relatively little is known. They offer a lively and compelling portrait of the other side of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 17.95
Las Vegas?the name evokes images of divorce and dice, prostitutes and payoffs, gangsters and glitz. But beneath it all is a sordid history that is much more insidious and far-reaching than ever imagined. Now, at the dawn of the new century, this neon maelstrom of ruthlessness and greed stands to not as an aberrant ?sin city,? but as a natural outgrowth... more...