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Searchlight: The Camp that Didn't Fail
     

Searchlight: The Camp that Didn't Fail

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by Harry Reid
 

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Deep in the desolate Mojave Desert in Nevada’s extreme southern tip lies a small mining town called Searchlight. This meticulously researched book by Searchlight’s most distinguished native son recounts the colorful history of the town and the lives of the hardy people who built it and sustained a community in one of the least hospitable environments

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Deep in the desolate Mojave Desert in Nevada’s extreme southern tip lies a small mining town called Searchlight. This meticulously researched book by Searchlight’s most distinguished native son recounts the colorful history of the town and the lives of the hardy people who built it and sustained a community in one of the least hospitable environments in the United States. Its story encompasses both Nevada’s early twentieth-century mining boom and the phenomenal growth of southern Nevada after World War II. Searchlight is a valuable contribution to the history of Nevada and a lively account of life in the forbidding depths of the Mojave Desert.

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“People who think history is dry and boring will receive a lesson to the contrary with Harry Reid’s loving tribute to his hometown, Searchlight, Nevada.
--Bisbee (Ariz.) Pay Dirt

“Reid has written of an era in Nevada history that has not been fully touched on prior to this, and his book covers an important segment of the history of the West.
--Journal of the West

“Senator Reid’s narrative of the rise and fall of Searchlight . . . adds grist to the mill of historians engaged in studying the developmental phases of several Nevada mining camps. . . . The book is a good read and an important document on Nevada’s recent history.
--International California Mining Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874177534
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Publication date:
11/05/2007
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,333,896
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Harry Reid was born in Searchlight to a local mining family. He has represented Nevada in Congress for more than two decades. He became Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate in 2004.

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Searchlight: The Camp That Didn't Fail 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is quite educational and now a historic piece. Great for everyones collection!