Reno, Nevada - Exploring the creation of the Biggest Little City in the World:
"Richard Moreno is an outstanding researcher and author. I admire his writing style, and this completely updated and expanded edition of A Short History of Reno will be my first resource when investigating the history of my hometown." ~ Patricia Cafferata, author of Christmas in Nevada
This completely revised and updated edition of A Short History of Reno provides an entertaining and informative account of Reno's remarkably colorful history. Richard 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. Moreno 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." Moreno brings the city's history up-to-date with coverage of the businesspeople 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.
Richard 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.
$21.95 / 184 pages / 55 b&w photographs / 1 map /paper ISBN: 978-0-87417-984-2 / ebook ISBN: 978-0-87417-985-9