Sun Mountain

Sun Mountain There has never been a place like the Comstock or a city like Virginia or a gathering of brilliant men such as those who assembled there So writes Henry Stoddard in this unforgettable memoir of Virgin

  • Title: Sun Mountain
  • Author: Richard S. Wheeler
  • ISBN: 9780312867256
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover
  • There has never been a place like the Comstock or a city like Virginia or a gathering of brilliant men such as those who assembled there So writes Henry Stoddard in this unforgettable memoir of Virginia City, Nevada.Stoddard is drawn to Virginia City in the early 1860s A reporter on the town s daily newspaper, The Territorial Enterprise, he comes to know all who make t There has never been a place like the Comstock or a city like Virginia or a gathering of brilliant men such as those who assembled there So writes Henry Stoddard in this unforgettable memoir of Virginia City, Nevada.Stoddard is drawn to Virginia City in the early 1860s A reporter on the town s daily newspaper, The Territorial Enterprise, he comes to know all who make the town and are made by it among them, a young Missourian named Sam Clemens, who prospers as a writer for the Enterprise and transforms himself into Mark Twain and a Quaker named William Wright, who begins writing comic sketches under the name of Dan de Quille and becomes a legend Stoddard also comes to know the men who went down into the bowels of the earth to wrest the riches from it, toiling in hellish heat and untold dangers for 4 a day.Henry Stoddard knew them all and recorded his recollections for posterity But Stoddard must make his own future in this magical town, searching for the woman of his dreams and finding a sense of self worth.

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    • Richard S. Wheeler

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information There are other authors with this name One writes Marine Corps history Another, Civil War history Another writes in the political sciences Richard S Shaw Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa.

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    • I'm finding myself more and more fascinated with history the older I get. Maybe part of the fascination has to do with the fact that events I lived through, heard on the news, read in the newspaper or saw with my own eyes, have since become history. Looking at what is now history that was once part of my life gives my imagination a boost to move further back, to see events before my time differently than I saw them when I studied history in school. The context of living extends perspective in a [...]


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