We cannot verify your location
Shibboleth

Shibboleth authentication is only available to registered institutions.

Project MUSE

Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE
OR

University of Nevada Press


Browse Results For:

University of Nevada Press

previous PREV 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 NEXT next

Results 51-60 of 165

:
:
Fremont Cover

Access Restricted This search result is for a Book

Fremont

Explorer for a Restless Nation

Futures At Stake Cover

Access Restricted This search result is for a Book

Futures At Stake

Youth, Gambling, And Society

Gambling, Space and Time Cover

Access Restricted This search result is for a Book

Gambling, Space and Time

Shifting Boundaries and Cultures

George Winfield Cover

Access Restricted This search result is for a Book

George Winfield

Owner and Operator of Nevada

Banker, hotel owner, and political powerhouse George Wingfield (1876-1959) was one of the most significant figures in Nevada’s history. He was the prime force behind the start-up of its tourism and gambling industries. Raymond’s biography details every step of his remarkable climb to power, his staggering fall into bankruptcy, and a phoenix-like rise with a second fortune in gold mining. 

Gernika, 1937 Cover

Access Restricted This search result is for a Book

Gernika, 1937

The Market Day Massacre

The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B. Grosh Cover

Access Restricted This search result is for a Book

The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B. Grosh

When brothers Ethan and Hosea Grosh left Pennsylvania in 1849, they joined throngs of men from all over the world intent on finding a fortune in the California Gold Rush. Their search for wealth took them from San Francisco into the gold country and then over the Sierra into Nevada's Gold Canyon, where they placer-mined for gold and discovered a deposit of silver. The letters they sent back to their family offer vivid commentaries on the turbulent western frontier, the diverse society of the Gold Rush camps, and the heartbreaking labor and frustration of mining. Their lively descriptions of Gold Canyon provide one of the earliest accounts of life in what would soon become the fabulously wealthy Comstock Mining District. The Groshes' letters are rich in color and important historical details. Generously annotated and with an introduction that provides a context for the brothers' career and the setting in which they tried to make their fortune, these documents powerfully depict the often harsh realities of Gold Rush life and society.

The Good Oak Cover

Access Restricted This search result is for a Book

The Good Oak

Thirteen-year-old Matt Echbar is angry at the world. His widowed father is too busy for him, and his grandfather is an embarrassment, an unschooled Basque shepherd whose language and customs are completely alien to Matt’s all-American lifestyle. Things get worse when the grandfather steals a flock of sheep and dragoons Matt into helping him drive them to a secret camp in the Arizona mountains. The ensuing adventure is one of the most compelling and delightful coming-of-age novels in recent fiction. As Matt and his aitatxi, accompanied by their two faithful sheepdogs, drive the flock across the burgeoning suburbs of Phoenix and into the remote mountains, the boy learns the ancient skills of the sheepherder and discovers the unexpected wisdom that has given his Old Country grandfather the strength and patience of a sturdy oak. By the time the journey reaches its fateful conclusion, Matt has developed a new bond with the old man and has learned that true manhood includes accepting one’s heritage.

previous PREV 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 NEXT next

Results 51-60 of 165

:
:

Return to Browse All on Project MUSE

Publishers

University of Nevada Press

Content Type

  • (165)

Access

  • You have access to this content
  • Free sample
  • Open Access
  • Restricted Access