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Walter Van Tilberg Clark: Critiques
edited by Charlton Laird
University of Nevada Press, 1983
eISBN: 978-0-87417-436-6 | Cloth: 978-0-87417-077-1
Library of Congress Classification PS3505.L376Z94 1983
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.52


Beginning in 1849, Alfred Doten recorded his life in minute detail for more than 54 years. His revealing daily accounts of the West's lusty mining frontier included tales of lynching, vigilante justice, shootings in the street, grand opera and theatre, stock manipulations, seances, musical soirees, and general "jollifications." Clark selected and edited the most valuable portions of Doten's massive diaries. He said he knew of no other account, fact or fiction, that so graphically presented the tragic course of a single representative life through the violent transformations brought about by the California Gold Rush and the Nevada Silver Boom.

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