Jon Ralston, After 29 years, home means Nevada to me
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Richard O. “Dick” Davies, Distinguished History Professor Emeritus at the University of Nevada, Reno, is described as a “writer of great versatility and talent” in a letter of nomination submitted to the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame selection committee. “His books run the gamut from a biography of a conservative Republican presidential candidate, Defender of the Old Guard: John Bricker and American Politics (1993), to our country’s love of sports, America’s Obsessions: Sports and Society Since 1945 (1994), to the demise of our small towns, Main Street Blues: The Decline of Small-Town America (1998).
Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.University Libraries, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. 02 Jan 2014. 17 Apr 2014.
There's a basin, wrought of reason,
tortoise dry and clean of air
Where rivers hike to meet their fate,
get lost and disappear
Where Grand Adventure had a say
and different would prevail
And where only hardy life hangs on
to all that it entails... Read More