The Maverick Spirit: Building the New Nevada by Richard O. Davies
The Maverick Spirit: Building the New Nevada by Richard O. Davies

The Maverick Spirit: Building the New Nevada by Richard O. Davies

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The Maverick Spirit - Building the New Nevada - Fourteen Biographical Sketches -  Edited by Richard O. Davies

Description: Fourteen biographical sketches of individuals whose careers afford unique perspectives to help us understand and appreciate the growth of postwar Nevada.  Published by University of Nevada Press (November 1, 1998).  304 pages

Included are the following essays:

1. Sagebrush and Cities: "The Emergence of the New Nevada"

2. Maude Frazier: "Pioneering Educator and Lawmaker"

3. Moe Dalitz: "Controversial Founding Father of Modern Las Vegas"

4. James B. McMillan: "The Pursuit of Equality"

5. William F. Harrah: "Nevada Gaming Mogul"

6. Hank Greenspun: "Where He Stood"

7. Alan Bible: "The Politics of Stewardship"

8. Robert Laxalt: "Creating Culture in the Desert"

9. Grant Sawyer: "A Liberal Governor for a Conservative State"

10. Molly Flagg Knudtsen: "Rancher, Environmentalist, Educator"

11. Paul Laxalt: "Man of Political Independence"

12. Steve Wynn: "I Got the Message"

13. William Raggio: "Personality, Power, and Politics"

14. Sue Wagner: "Triumph over Tragedy"

15. Jerry Tarkanian: "Nevada's Special Rebel"

Dimensions: 6" x 9.25"

Format: Paperback

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