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Nevada! (Wagons West #8)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  433 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Virginia City, 1861. As thousands of fortune-seekers descend on the silver-rich boomtown hoping to cash in on the Comstock Lode, a very different cause unites the ranks of courageous soldiers in the coming Civil War ? the supreme battle for America's future. Major General Lee Blake is assigned the treacherous task of transporting silver to the Union troops in Missouri ? wh ...more
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Published June 7th 2011 by Brilliance Audio (first published 1982)
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Dec 20, 2007 Mgsmith rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of American Historic fiction
May sound somewhat repetitive here but I got hooked on the first book and it was like an addiction.
The author shows how the westward movement affected families and individuals while placing them within history itself.
This is one of those cases when reading the actual history is far more exciting and entertaining.
Virginia Markhart
This one I enjoyed a little ore that the previous one. Some things are getting rather hard to believe and the story lines seem to be repeating themselves just with different characters. It is interesting to watch the timeline of history being made...or how it was perceived.
Mandy Pinoteau
The first couple books in this series were great, so i went and bought them all. After about the fourth book things just went down hill. Stories seem the same and it's turned out to be rather disappointing.
David A. Carey
#8 in the Wagons West series. This was as good as any so far.
Interesting reading the reviews almost more interesting than the book. I have stayed with the series chronologically. This one was probably the easiest so far for speed reading. I am finding that the characters are kina repeating, but I most like the series for the historical facts mixed with the fiction. I bought the next 4 as well.
Silver mines were discover in Nevada near Virginia City. The Union bought many of these mines and tries to transport wagon loads of silver from Nevada to New York to help pay for the armaments for the Civil War. The Southerns find out about this and try to capture the train. Excellent. This is the 8th book in this series.
After the last two this one was kind of a dud.

The first two thirds really drug on, seriously another wagon train, yawn!

The last part was pretty good, the high jacking of the train was exciting, of course the great Whip Holt prevailed, was there any doubt? After all he is a legend, and I think we were reminded in every chapter!
I love Nevada the state so much.. This was the only book in the series that was a disappointment in any way! But still part of s great series so it is definitely worth reading!!
I just felt there could have been a little more appealing properties in the description of Nevada...
As the two halves of the country geared up for the Civil War, both armies needed munitions and money to pay for them. Nevada's silver mines became the focus of foreign investors as well as the warring parties. This rousing Western has plenty of action, romance and intrigue.
I actually liked this one more than the few previous. I learned some history and there was more "story" to it. LIving in the south, I don't hear much about the Union side although I am a born Yankee!

I love this series! I cannot get enough of the Holts, Blake's and the Brentwoods. My favorite part was when the bullion train was in the south. This is my third time reading this series.
Kristen M
Unforgettable, action-packed, tear jerking, and downright funny sometimes!
Partridge Public
Dec 04, 2007 Partridge Public added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ros West PB
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Pen name for James Reasoner among other authors.

American author James Reasoner specializes in historical military novels, westerns, and mysteries. He also writes under the pseudonyms "Mike Jameson", "Hank Mitchum" and "Dana Fuller Ross." He has written more than 40 novels. His spouse, Livia Washburn Reasoner, is also a prolific writer of westerns, mysteries, and romances. The Reasoners were each r
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