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Written by David ThomsonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Thomson

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: October 10, 2000
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-77758-8 (0-679-77758-X)
about this book

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.

"Fascinatingly researched, superbly written . . . a distinguished contribution to the literature of place."
--Phillip Lopate

"He paints the desert, its solitude and shifting colors, as well as anyone ever has."
--Business Week