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eBook A Man of His Word: The Life and Times of Nevada's Senator William J. Raggio ePub

by Michael Archer

  • ISBN: 1555716806
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Michael Archer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hellgate Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 613
  • ePub book: 1563 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1258 kb
  • Other: doc lit azw mobi
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 434

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Michael also enjoys writing the history of his adoptivestate, and in 2011 released his critically acclaimed book, A Man of HisWord . The fourth section covers Raggio's time as a State Senator in chapters covering each biennium

Michael also enjoys writing the history of his adoptivestate, and in 2011 released his critically acclaimed book, A Man of HisWord: The Life & Times of Nevada's Senator William J. Raggio. Michael is frequently invited to speak about his work atcolleges, universities and organizations across the country. He lives in Reno,Nevada. The fourth section covers Raggio's time as a State Senator in chapters covering each biennium.

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For information about Michael Archer and his books, please visit. Author Michael Archer was born and raised in Oakland, California and served in the Marine Corps from 1967-1970. For information about Michael Archer and his books, please visit. A Man of His Word: The Life & Times of Nevada's Senator William J. Author Michael Archer was born and raised in Oakland, California and served in the Marine Corps from 1967-1970 Author Michael Archer was born and raised in Oakland, California and served in the Marine Corps from 1967-1970.

William J. Raggio is perhaps one of Nevada's best known and most admired citizens

William J. Raggio is one of Nevada’s best known and most admired citizens

William J. Raggio is one of Nevada’s best known and most admired citizens. In A Man of His Word, author Michael Archer chronicles the amazing life of this legendary Nevadan-a story set against the backdrop of the continuously evolving political and social structure of Nevada itself.

the life & times of Nevada's Senator William J. 1st ed. by Michael Archer. William John Raggio (1926-). Published 2011 by Hellgate Press in Ashland, Or. Written in English. Politics and government, Legislators, Nevada. 32. 3/092, B. Library of Congress.

A Man of His Word: The Life and Times of Nevada's Senator William J. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9781555716806 (978-1-55571-680-6) Hardcover, Hellgate Press, 2011.

Archer's second book, A Man of His Word: The Life and Times of Nevada's Senator William J. Raggio was released in May 2011 and chronicles the life of Bill Raggio, one of Nevada's most courageous, honorable and admired citizens. Michael Archer resides in Reno, Nevada. Библиографические данные. A Patch of Ground: Khe Sanh Remembered Hellgate memories series.

GORBACHEV His Life and Times By William Taubman Illustrated . 852 pp. W. Norton & Company. It is more the fault of the raw material he worked with than of his own real shortcomings and mistakes that Russian democracy will take much longer to build than he thought. Surprisingly, this is the first serious, full-fledged biography of Gorbachev in English with the magnitude he deserves.

William J. Raggio is perhaps one of Nevada's best known and most admired citizens. A native Nevadan, his public service began in 1952 and ended in 2011, over eighteen years as a prosecutor and more than thirty-eight years as a legislator, achieving national prominence in both sectors and setting a record for the longest serving public official in Nevada's history-fifty-six years! During his tenure as the most influential leader in the history of the Nevada Legislature, he was often referred to by both admirers and critics as Nevada's Shadow Governor.In A Man of His Word, author Michael Archer chronicles the life of a Nevada legend-a story set against the backdrop of the emerging political and social structure of present day Nevada itself.

Comments

Benn Benn
Overall, this is an excellent read that is well worth the price.

The first section of the book, which covers a time period that actually pre-dates the birth of Bill Raggio, is a fascinating history of early Nevada that would be well worth the read and price alone.

The second section of the book covers Raggio's youth. This was the only section in the book that didn't feel like it had a multitude of sources, and to some extent felt a little like a dictation by Raggio. Given Raggio's age, and the fact that the influential teachers and friends may have passed away, this was understandable. Still it was the weak spot in the book and the only place where there was a little "drag" to the 600 page book.

The third section covers Raggio's time as Washoe County District Attorney and his interactions with the administration of President Richard Nixon. This covers everything from murder trials to the on-going struggle for the soul of reno known as Raggio v. Conforte. (I am glad that Raggio won!). This was very well written, very well sourced by a multitude of archival records and interviews, and really fascinating reading.

The fourth section covers Raggio's time as a State Senator in chapters covering each biennium. This was also very well sourced from archival and interview research. It was interesting to see how the debates in Nevada have changed--and not changed sometimes--over the past 40 years. It also had a good description of Governors past, present, and future (maybe) in the book.

This book is only $4.99 and was one of the best books I read this year. It is a history of Nevada and Reno. And, to some degree because of Raggio's cooperation, a guide map to future leaders of Nevada. A history where people can ascertain what worked--and more importantly what didn't work--in the past, so we don't have government do too much...or worse, do the wrong thing. Excellent book.
Sharpbinder Sharpbinder
"A Man of His Word," a herculean task and scholarly effort. It brought me back to my days in Reno and the many visits to the Mapes and Riverside Casinos when Reno was just a small town with a rough and shadowy side of dark casinos, the mob, Joe Conforte his famous Mustang Ranch and working girls, government corruption and other interesting and odd characters. The intricate workings of the legislative process, Senator William J. Raggios contribution to the State of Nevada, the mention of past and present day politicians along with Nevada native and present Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid makes this book informative, insightful and historic.
Ramsey`s Ramsey`s
I grew up in Reno and later had the opportunity to know the Senator and his wife Dale personally. This book was great reading and filled in the details of a lot of events I knew of growing up in Reno. I will read it again and again since Nevada History is my hobby and there is so much information in the book to retain. Thanks to his wife Dale for pushing him to get the book completed. Oh, the author did an okay job also.
Brakora Brakora
A well written book about Raggio, however, many punches were pulled, particularly in the case of Joseph Conforte, Raggio's nemesis.
Dancing Lion Dancing Lion
This book is an insightful look at the history of Nevada politics as well as the world at large. Don't let the size of this book be off-putting. Its written with such so much insight and wit that is difficult to put down! Senator Raggio is a dynamic man who handled some of Nevada's most interesting cases as DA and later successfully steered Nevada through some very stressful times as state senator.
A+
Makaitist Makaitist
one of my favorite authors!