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  • Douglass, Jack (as told to William A. Douglass)
    TAP DANCING ON ICE: the Life and Times of a Nevada Gaming Pioneer

    Edition: First printing.

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Oral History Program, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the early days of Nevada gaming - the home-grown variety which sprung up in the small mining towns after gambling was legalized in 1931. Douglass, who recounted his story to his son, a professor involved in Reno's oral history program, began his career in Tonopah in the 1930's and eventually wound up as owner of the Cal-Neva, so his story spans the development from the simple slot machines (his primary business was the Nevada Novelty Company) to the growth of the large casinos. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 10 black and white photographs, notes, index. xvi, 255 pp. ISBN: 1-564753735.

    Condition: SIGNED by both authors on the half title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32813
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  • THE CALLING OF KATIE MAKANYA. by [Makanya, Katie] McCord, Margaret.
    [Makanya, Katie] McCord, Margaret.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Capetown & Johannesburg: David Phillip Publishers, (1995). SIGNED first edition - "A fresh and engaging book which spans [Makanya's] life from the end of the nineteenth century into the apartheid years." Illustrated with photographs in black and white. Winner of the Johannesburg Sunday Times Alan Paton Prize for Nonfiction. Winner of the CNA Literary Award for Nonfiction. Very warmly and personally INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page "To -- so faithful a listener to my story of Katie Makanya - hope you enjoy the final version. As ever, Margaret McCord aka Peg Nixon." 252 pp. ISBN: 0-864862520.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55718
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  • Nequatewa, Edmund (ca 1880-1969); Whiting, Alfred F.; P. David Seaman, editor.
    BORN A CHIEF: The Nineteenth Century Hopi Boyhood of Edmund Nequatewa, As Told to Alfred F. Whiting.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1993.). This account of the first 20 years of Nequatewa's life as a boy in the remote Second Mesa village of Shipaulovi in northern Arizona is invaluable both for his descriptions of the Hopi culture, but also as an account of the personal and social changes he and his people were facing, as they came into more and more contact with the Anglo world. Frontispiece, photographs. Bibliography, index. 193 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-13546.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, tape reinforcement to the spine, but overall tight and clean.

    Book ID: 31531
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