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America’s current "war on drugs" is not the nation’s first. In the mid-nineteenth century, opium-smoking was decried as a major social and public health problem, especially in the West.... more

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The Great Central Valley in Life and Letters, Expanded Edition
This expanded edition of The Other California, originally published in 1990, contains nineteen essays (six of them new to this collection) on the landscape, literature, and life in the Great Central Valley of California.... more

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Wagon Travel from the City of Saints to the City of Angels
Historian Edward Leo Lyman has provided the first history of the complete Southern Route and of the people who developed and used it.... more

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A Biography of Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Walter Van Tilburg Clark, author of the classic novel The Ox-Bow Incident helped to change American literature by making the West and its vast, haunted landscapes a legitimate subject for serious fiction.... more

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An Autobiography
Ralph J. Roberts is not a household name in Nevada, but it should be—it was he who discovered the Carlin Belt gold deposits that created a major mining boom in the state in the last four decades of the twentieth century.... more

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Political Boss of Nevada
Although Patrick A. McCarran represented one of the least populated states in the country, he gained a national reputation as a U.... more

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One City, Many Faces
Las Vegas is known the world over as an oasis of entertainment in the Nevada desert, but to more than a million people of exceptionally varied origins, it is also home.... more

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The Myth of the Empty
In eight brilliant essays, Fox explores many of the major playas of the American West , examining locations as diverse as Nellis Air Force Base and Frenchman Flat, where the federal government has tested experimental aircraft and atomic weaponry;... more