‘A Short History of Reno’ updated

From a University of Nevada Press news release

ShortHistoryRenoThe University of Nevada Press published the second edition of Richard Moreno’s A Short History of Reno last week.

The completely revised and updated edition provides an entertaining and informative account of Reno’s remarkably colorful history. Moreno discusses Reno’s efforts, from its early beginnings in the 1850s to the present day, to reinvent itself as a recreation, entertainment, education and technology hub. He looks at the gamblers, casino builders and performers who helped create the world-famous gaming industry, and he considers the celebrities who came to end unhappy marriages back when Reno was “the divorce capital of the world.”

He brings the city’s history up to date with coverage of the businesspersons and civic leaders who helped make Reno an attraction that still lures millions of visitors each year. Today’s travelers and residents explore Reno’s flamboyant heart and scenic wonders, topics the author examines in an accessible and lively fashion.

Moreno is director of content development at Central Washington University. He is the former publisher of Nevada Magazine and the author of twelve books, including A Short History of Carson City. He was awarded the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award in 2007.

Details

$21.95 / 184 pages / 55 b&w photographs / 1 map

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