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Alkali Angels: Recording Nevada's Historic Graveyards Hardcover – October 29, 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Carmel Publishing Company; First Edition edition (October 29, 2004)
  • ISBN-10: 1886312249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886312241
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,269,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Marilyn Newton is Nevada's best photographer, and she has performed a great service by documenting these historic Nevada graveyards. -- U.S. Senator Harry Reid

Marilyn Newton takes fabulous photographs and tells great stories. This book is a superb personal vision of a unique place. -- Peter Bandurraga, Director, Nevada Historical Society

About the Author

Marilyn Newton began her journalism career at age 12 and since then has won more than 300 national, regional and state awards. In 1992 she was named Nevada Photographer of the Year. In 2002 she was inducted into the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame.

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And for photographs, most are excellent.
winnielibrarian
Well worth reading, and a definite must have for any fan of the old West and Nevada history.
Forrest D. Fasig
I am from Nevada, and this is the best book on life in the old mining days of the state.
Tom Marvel

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By winnielibrarian on July 11, 2008
This is a winner for several types of readers. If your interested in cemeteries or gravestones you get great pictures of many different types of both. For history buffs, the accompanying background stories of the towns and individuals are fascinating. And for photographs, most are excellent. There are no directions for getting to the cemeteries for reasons the author gives, but with the name of the town (or closest town) a really interested searcher should have enough info. This is a favorite.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie Kay Smithson on August 3, 2009
My friends may get a chuckle from me being at a loss for words, but Alkali Angels' photos and accompanying text, robs me of them. How to describe the boundless beauty of such rural places, often known to a handful of people in their immediate vicinity? How, then, to handle with care a topic that most would shy from ... but author and photographer extraordinaire Marilyn Newton has done so with aplomb. I've often recommended Alkali Angels to those with a need to affirm the resting places of their ancestors, and will continue to do so. For others with no known relatives buried in remote Nevada cemeteries, I recommend the book for the intensity of emotion evoked by the photos and text -- akin to the pungency of sagebrush after a rare rain in the Great Basin's high desert.

Truly, no matter how I and other reviewers may try to describe Alkali Angels: Recording Nevada's Historic Graveyards -- you just MUST acquire your own copy to gain a full appreciation for this Silver State gem!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan on May 29, 2005
Excellent book full of beautiful color photography, little known history of the pioneer west, and great first-person narrative traveling rural Nevada. Long time Nevada photojournalist Marilyn Newton's explores Nevada's well known and long forgotten cemeteries, graveyards, and "boot hills." A "great read" by itself, the photography is stunningly beautiful and is a "must have" for anyone who loves the historical west or great photojournalism.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom Marvel on October 3, 2005
I am from Nevada, and this is the best book on life in the old mining days of the state. Being a native of Nevada, i heard alot of stories by the old timers of the early days.....this book with it's pictures does great justice the this time period.
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