Forty Years in the Wilderness - Impressions of Nevada 1940-1980 by James W. Hulse.
This interpretive history of Nevada is partly a social and political statement that draws on technical, historical, and political documents. The author spent his childhood in Pioche during the Depression and World War II and he worked as a reporter in Reno during the 1940's and 1950's.
The first four chapters deal with the state's limited resources, migratory patterns, unstable population, and uneven regional growth from 1940 to 1980. The last three chapters raise thoughtful questions about the state's key source of revenue, gambling.
Paperback. 141 pages.
Publisher: University of Nevada Press (1964)