Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
No aspect of Nevada's history has captured so much attention as the heady boomtown days of the Comstock Lode strike in the mid-nineteenth century. The History of the Comstock Lode, first published in 1943, provided mining investors, engineers, and western historians with the first comprehensive, chronological history of mining operations on the Comstock from 1850 to 1997. Grant H. Smith labored on this project for over a decade to produce a volume that has become a classic in its field and a mainstay in all mining history collections. Of particular note is Smith's progressive record of the ways the mines were developed, the failures encountered, the bonanzas discovered, and the production of the mines. New edition co-published with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
It was just a godforsaken mountainside, but no place on earth was richer in silver. For a bustling, enterprising America, this was the great bonanza. The dreamers, the restless, the builders, the vultures—they were lured by the glittering promise of instant riches and survived the brutal hardships of a mining camp to raise a legendary boom town. But some sought more than wealth. Val Trevallion, a loner haunted by a violent past. Grita Redaway, a radiantly beautiful actress driven by an unfulfilled need. Two fiercely independent spirits, together they rose above the challenges of the Comstock to stake a bold claim on the future.
Longarm’s about to mix business with pleasure… Only a fool would expect to find gold in the decaying town of Comstock Lode. Still, folks are buying mining shares by the linear foot. Sounds like a scam to Longarm. Especially when stock investors start disappearing. And the federal officers who’ve been sent in to investigate are missing too… Billy Vale needs to send another officer, and there’s only one man he trusts will come out alive: Custis Long. And since the killers are expecting another solo act, Billy sets Custis up with a partner. But if there’s one thing Longarm has made perfectly clear, it’s that he works alone. There’s no way in hell he’ll ever team up with another man. But he never said anything about a woman…