In Nevada: The Land, the People, God, and Chance

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A contemplative, provocative history and travelogue exploring the state of Nevada ranges from the Wild West era to the present day, examining its people, diverse landscape, and its social, cultural, political, and financial institutions. 25,000 first printing.

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David Thomson is the author of A Biographical Dictionary of Film (three editions), Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts, Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick, Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles, and three works of fiction: Suspects, Silver Light, and Warren Beatty and Desert Eyes. His writing has appeared in Film Comment, Movieline, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, and Esquire. Thomson lives in San Francisco with his wife and their two sons.

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lation of an America both austere and flamboyant, part love letter to the Old West, part idiosyncratic travel guide, David Thomson's In Nevada has the unorthodox brilliance we have come to expect from this acclaimed novelist (Suspects et al.) and chronicler of the entire film world (in his A Biographical Dictionary of Film and his lives of Orson Welles and David O. Selznick).
        At once examining and experiencing Nevada, Thomson finds its people, its landscape, and the unexpected questions it inspires equally provocative. He shows us the historical Nevada -- a classic Wild West, attracting Spanish missionaries, Mormons, uprooted Native Americans, explorers, and silver miners -- and the contemporary influx of cultists, druggies, survivalists, and fortune hunters whose quests lead directly to the gaming table.
        We see Nevada as a place of no-holds-barred experime

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