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The Roar And The Silence: A History Of Virginia City And The Comstock Lode

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The Roar and the Silence chronicles the area's history from its earliest days through the early twentieth century, when the lode finally gave out ant the Comstock sank into silent decay, and up to the present, when Virginia City and its environs found new life, first as a community of bohemians and artists, and more recently as a tourist attraction offering a taste of the ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by University of Nevada Press
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the best book you can get to understand the history and significance of the Comstock Lode (the mining center around Virginia City, NV)
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Ronald M. James is the author or co-author of ten books, and he received the Wilbur S. Shepperson Humanities Book Award in 1998. His articles on history, folklore, and archaeology have appeared in six countries, and he has lectured on western history throughout the nation. James also lectures occasionally at the University of Nevada, Reno in history and folklore. He is the chairman of the National ...more
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