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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00
Russell R. Elliott is the author of Nevada's Twentieth-Century Mining Boom , and William D. Rowley is the author of U.S. Forest Service Grazing and Rangelands: A History . Elliott is a professor emeritus of history and Rowley a professor of history at the University of Nevada-Reno. more...
- Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99
During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsmany of whom would later... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2010; US$ 45.00
A group of educated Christian Natives from a variety of New England tribes came together in central New York in 1785 to form a community of their own, Brothertown, a proprietary ?Body Politick? modeled after a New England town with an elected leadership. In an effort to retain their land rights and remain self-sufficient, the Natives of Brothertown... more...
- UNP - Bison Original 2012; US$ 16.95
Ronald M. James is the long-term state historic preservation officer for Nevada and chairman of the National Historic Landmarks Committee of the National Park Service. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Roar and the Silence: A History of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 22.99
Rick Lax was paranoid to begin with. He saw lies everywhere. And when he saw them, he spoke up. But when his girlfriend gets conned by a violent drug dealer, nothing Rick does seems to help. So what if he misses the next lie? What if spotting them isn't enough to protect against them? What if exposing lies puts him in even more danger? Terrified... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77
What images come to mind when you think of Las Vegas?Mobsters and showgirls, magicians and tigers, multimillion-dollar poker games and prizefights; towering signboards that light up the night in front of ever more spectacular casino hotels.But real people live here, too--over a million today, two million tomorrow. Greater Las Vegas has long been the... more...