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Roughing It (Mark Twain Library)

Mark Twain's humorous account of his six years in Nevada, San Francisco, and the Sandwich Islands is a patchwork of personal anecdotes and tall tales, many of them told in the "vigorous new vernacular" of the West. Selling seventy five thousand copies within a year of its publication in 1872, Roughing It was greeted as a work of "wild, preposterous invention and sublime exaggeration" whose satiric humor made "pretension and false dignity ridiculous." Meticulously restored from a variety of original sources, the text is the first to adhere to the author's wishes in thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation, and includes all of the 304 first-edition illustrations. With its comprehensive and illuminating notes and supplementary materials, which include detailed maps tracing Mark Twain's western travels, this Mark Twain Library Roughing It must be considered the standard edition for readers and students of Mark Twain. (Published by Amazon ~ Shipped by publisher.)
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History

A Century of Enthusiasm - Midas Nevada, 1907 - 2007
A Man of His Word - The Life and Times of Nevada's Senator William J. Raggio
Alice's Drive - Republishing 'Veil, Duster, and Tire Iron'
Aurora - Nevada's Ghost City of the Dawn
Bodie: The Mines are Looking Well - A History of the Bodie Mining District, Mono County, California
Bodie’s Boss Lawman - The Odyssey of Constable John F. Kirgan
Breaks, Brains & Balls - The Story of the Fabulous Mustang Ranch
California: Mapping the Golden State through History - Rare and Unusual Maps from the Library of Congress
Death Valley Ghost Town - Greenwater California
Discovering the Ghost Railroads of Central Nevada - Driving & Hiking Abandoned Railroad Grades in Nye and Esmeralda Counties
Emigrant Trails - A History and Guide to the Emigrant Routes from Central Nevada to the Crossing of the Sierra
Fatal Affair in Monte Diablo Canyon - The Convict Lake Story
Ghosts of the Glory Trail - Intimate glimpses into the past and present of 275 western ghost towns
It Happened in Las Vegas - Remarkable Events that Shaped History
It Happened In Nevada, 2nd - Remarkable Events that Shaped History
Martha and the Doctor - A frontier family in central Nevada
More than Petticoats - Remarkable Nevada Women
My Memories of the Comstock - An Eye-Witness Account of the Richest Place on Earth
Mysteries and Legends of Nevada - True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained
Nevada - The Great Rotten Borough, 1859-1964
Nevada Curiosities - Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
Nevadans - The Spirit of the Silver State
Robert Laxalt - The Story of a Storyteller
Slot Machines - America's Favorite Gaming Device
The Divorce Seekers - A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler

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