To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
The Silver State: Nevada's Heritage Reinterpreted (Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in History and Humanities) 2 Sub Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
There is a newer edition of this item:
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
If you are interested in a thorough accounting of the history of the state of Nevada, this book is a top choice.
Hulse is a competent writer. I found much of what could have been exciting history to be told in a plodding manner. My most frequent feeling was of hoping for more detail but that never happened. It took me a while to realize that I was reading a textbook aimed at high school or junior college students. I should not have been surprised because that is exactly why he wrote it, as he explains in the first sentence of the Preface!
This is a "general" history as the author also states so it attempts to cover every aspect of Nevada's history. Don't expect to find much about the Comstock Lode at Virginia City, or how the mobsters got into Las Vegas in its early days. You will learn where the emigrant wagon routes were, how and where the railroads were built, the importance of the Mormons in the early days and even a few pages about what Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) experienced.
My appetite for more detailed reading about Nevada was whetted by Hulse's efforts, which I suspect is a big reason he wrote this. Any good teacher likes to see his students dig more deeply into the subject. Therefore I am grateful that the author included a ten page bibliography.
The book would have benefitted from more and better maps and by the inclusion of a lot more photos.
to readers interested in background information about the Silver State
with no explanation of where Fillmore City was or what is meant by the "political connection." Nevertheless, this book does provide a very good overview of the state's history (at list for this non-Nevadan) and is easy to follow.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Exceptionally thorough, very detailed account. Especially liked the comparison of urban and rural areas of the state, and how they each evolved. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alicia S Angelo
Book has a lot of highlighted areas but so far they have been of importance so it has been helpful. Book it interesting, it moves fast and gives just enough details. Read morePublished 16 months ago by L. Wing
Ad indicated condition was "good" but book looked brand new other than a couple of small pencil marks. Quick delivery too.Published on March 9, 2011 by olderstudent