Las Vegas, Nevada - October 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. Editor Geoff Schumacher, a well-known Nevada journalist and author, has brought together contributions from over seventy of state's finest writers.
This ambitious book profiles each of Nevada's seventeen counties, as well as its diverse cultural treasures. Natural landmarks from Lake Tahoe to Red Rock Canyon are highlighted, along with the neon metropolises of Las Vegas and Reno. Photographic essays cover the most important facets of the state, from mining and gaming to ranching 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.
- Official Legacy Project of the Governor's "Nevada 150" Commission
- Lavishly illustrated, oversize folio volume
- Statewide publicity and advertising campaign
Geoff 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 - ISBN: 978-1-935043-77-5