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What: Michael J. Makley signs and discusses A Short History of Lake Tahoe. The program includes a visual presentation followed by Q and A and book signing.
Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno.
When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Book Description: A Short History of Lake Tahoe recounts the long, fascinating history of Lake Tahoe. Author Michael J. Makley examines the geology and natural history of the lake and introduces the people who shaped its history, including the Washoe Indians and such colorful characters as Mark Twain, legendary teamster Hank Monk and later figures like entertainer Frank Sinatra and Olympic skier Julia Mancuso. He also covers the development of the lake’s surrounding valley, including the impacts of mining, logging and tourism, as well as the economic, political and social controversies regarding the use and misuse of the lake’s resources. Generously illustrated with historic photographs, this book is an engaging introduction to one of the most magnificent sites in the world.
About the Author: Michael J. Makley is the author of several studies of Nevada history, including The Infamous King of the Comstock: William Sharon and the Gilded Age in the West and John Mackay: Silver King in the Gilded Age, and coauthor of Cave Rock: Climbers, Courts, and a Washoe Indian Sacred Place, all from the University of Nevada Press. He lives in the eastern Sierra Nevada.
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