Tahoe Beneath the Surface

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Lake Tahoe Transformed America, and not just once but many times over-from the earliest Ice Age civilizations to the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe. It even played a hidden role in the American conquest of California, the launch of the Republican Party, and the birth of John Steinbeck's first novel. From local Washoe Indian legends to tales of murderous Mafia dons, Tahoe beneath the Surface brings this hidden history of America's largest mountain lake to life through the stories of its most celebrated ...

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Overview

Lake Tahoe Transformed America, and not just once but many times over-from the earliest Ice Age civilizations to the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe. It even played a hidden role in the American conquest of California, the launch of the Republican Party, and the birth of John Steinbeck's first novel. From local Washoe Indian legends to tales of murderous Mafia dons, Tahoe beneath the Surface brings this hidden history of America's largest mountain lake to life through the stories of its most celebrated residents and visitors over the last ten thousand years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597141390
  • Publisher: Heyday Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 334,233
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Diving beneath the Surface Jacques Cousteau 1

2 Curse of the Ice Age Mummy Spirit Cave Man 15

3 The Man Who "Discovered" Lake Tahoe John Frémont 33

4 The Burning Woman Sarah Winnemucca 49

5 The Donner Party Murders Luis Salvator 75

6 A Washoe Watershed Datsolalee 97

7 Tahoe Twain Samuel Clemens 115

8 Tahoe National Park John Muir 141

9 The Winters of His Discontent John Steinbeck 161

10 The Last Resort Bertrand Russell 183

11 Tahoe's Sinatraland Frank Sinatra 193

12 Tahoe's Bonanza Cartwright Crusaders 213

13 The Truckee Method Maxine Hong Kingston 223

14 Déjà Blue Michael Ondaatje Gary Snyder 241

15 The Weasel Brothers: Waterspouts and Water Babies 259

Acknowledgments 265

About the Author 267

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