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The Legend of Storey County

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One-hundred-year-old Jim Canfield was the living legend of Storey County. This first installment of his memoirs transports readers back to the 1860s, when the horrors of the Civil War and the fabulous bonanza silver mines of the Comstock Lode were on a collision course. Ruthless secessionists were anxious to fill the coffers of the Confederacy--at any cost.
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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This was one of those reads that make me wonder why I’m in a book club at all. What disappointed me was that the book was about a 100 yr old resident of Virginia City who was going to tell us the history of the area. Instead, it was his story of escaping slavery, running around with Mark Twain, and saving the day at every turn. The book ends when the narrator is about 30 yrs old - what about the other 70 years!? The characters are all boring, bland, and predictable.
Short novel. Kept my interest. From the view of a young boy who became a slave then was able to find freedom and how the Nevada silver mines were controlled for awhile by the south.
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BODIE AND BROCK THOENE (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over 45 works of historical fiction. These best sellers have sold more than 10 million copies and won eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards.

Bodie began her writing career as a teen journalist for her local newspaper. Eventually her byline appeared in prestigious periodicals such as U.S. News and World Report, The American West, and The Saturday E
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