Devils Will Reign - How Nevada Began by Sally Zanjani.
Author, Sally Zanjani, takes an in depth look at the years between the first trading post in what is now Nevada and the birth of the Nevada Territory. The process of western settlement and government-making has been described with great detail and insight in a very readable, absorbing fashion.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: University of Nevada Press (May 2006)