seems intrigued with Steve Wynn of the most successful develops in Las #Nevada s capital Thomson seems intrigued with Steve Wynn one of the most successful develops in Las oting Wynn as saying it s what God would have done if He d had the money 164 Luckily Thomson isn t seduced by Vegas nor Wynn s blasphemy referring to the city s architecture as your nightmare in concrete 279 A bit too too heavy on the Vegas Area 51 SauceGranted David Thomson provides an entertaining read with In Nevada but I share some of the other reviewers distastes For instance a couple of chapters eg Frankly and In the Cards felt completely out of place and off topic One about Frank Sinatra and the other about a bridge tournament Instead of Frank and bridge tournaments how about covering the raging battles over land se and the constant clashes between Nevada s cattle ranchers and the US Government The author does a respectable job of stirring clear of most of the cliches that surround Nevada but nfortunately not allThe first half of the book is loadedTHOMSON SEEMS INTRIGUED WITH STEVE WYNN
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t capture what the place is all abouti still prefer haroldcapture what the place is all abouti still prefer harold s i want to Thin Blue Smoke uit winners Fascinating historical overview of aniue State not like ly to be of Greta interest without some firsthand knowledge of Nevada andor the WestThe author has a clear bias about nuclear issues and is inclined to pontificate ite a bit about past events That being said there is no #doubt that Area 51 is a significant part of nderstanding NevadaWell written with interesting
Anecdotes On Some Reallyon some really characters making #that Area 51 is a significant part of Restoration understanding NevadaWell written with interesting anecdotes on some reallyniue characters making the fabric of Nevada As one who has devoted much time and effort into The Vanished (Roswell High, understanding the role religion played in the 19th century mining camps of Nevada I was excited when this book came out It was an enjoyable read especially for one who loves the open space of Nevada However it seemed to me that Thomson places too much importance on theniue community of Rachel see my blog article on Rachel the Burning Man and Art Bell I also didn t feel that he did justice into linking Nevada s past with the present Yet I think he does nderstand th. 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 Howa. E ironic contrasts you find in Nevada which comes across in his writing Thomson loves to contrast diverse ideas like Vegas and the Atomic Test Site I wondered why he didn t talk about one of Nevada s most famous residents of Rio Joe Conforte This pimp before running into IRS problems ran the largest legal brothel in American if not the world Also past politicians such as Sharon and Stewart and some of their dealings along with some of the prompters #of mines would have fit in with Thomson s views but #mines would have fit in with Thomson s views but mostly ignored them For a good and somewhat humorous introduction to fraud in mining promotions see George Graham Rice s My Adventures with Your Money written while nder indictment by one of the great promoters worthless mines Thomson focuses much of his attention on Southern Nevada He even bemoans the fact that Reno did not have a novel set there during the 1930s 136 Had he done research he might have learned that the Walter Van Tilburg Clark the author of The Oxbow Incident did publish a novel set in Reno at that time The City of Trembling Leaves Also he misses Paul Laxalt s wonderful novels. Rd 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. .