From a University of Nevada Press news release
Oct. 31, 2014, will mark the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s statehood. The official commemorative volume of the Nevada Sesquicentennial, Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State, is a compelling historical, visual and cultural portrait of the “Battle Born” state.
This ambitious book profiles each of Nevada’s 17 counties and the metropolises of Las Vegas and Reno. The state’s diverse cultural treasures as well as its natural landmarks from Lake Tahoe to Red Rock Canyon are lavishly illustrated in an oversize format. Photographic essays cover the most important facets of the state, from mining and ranching to gaming and entertainment.
Although history is an important component, it is only one element of the rich texture of this volume, which also looks at the state’s present and future and Nevada’s place in the West, in America and in the world.
Editor Geoff Schumacher, a well-known Nevada journalist and author, has brought together in this book contributions from over 70 of the state’s finest writers. Schumacher is director of content development at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Previously he has worked as a reporter, editor, columnist and newspaper executive in Las Vegas for over two decades. A University of Nevada, Reno, graduate, he is the author of several books including Sun, Sin, and Suburbia: The History of Modern Las Vegas and Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia and Palace Intrigue.
$29.95 / cloth / 256 pages / over 250 photographs, 2 maps