By Douglas Preston, Walter W. Nelson


This new publication version of Cities of Gold contains for terribly first time over a hundred never-before-published pictures taken through the author’s epic, thousand mile horseback trip throughout Arizona and New Mexico.

It additionally contains many infrequent and awesome ancient images of the previous West, local americans, pioneers, prospectors, Indian pueblos, and vanished landscapes.

About the Authors

Douglas Preston is a journalist and writer who has released twenty-six books, nonfiction and fiction, a number of of that have been number one long island occasions bestsellers. as well as Cities of Gold he's the writer of numerous books on Southwestern heritage, together with Talking to the Ground and The Royal Road.
Preston is the co-creator, with Lincoln baby, of the Pendergast sequence of novels, together with Relic and The cupboard of Curiosities—both of which have been named in a countrywide Public Radio listener ballot as being one of the a hundred maximum suspense novels ever written. Preston’s most up-to-date nonfiction e-book, The Monster of Florence, is being made right into a motion picture starring George Clooney.
Preston additionally writes for the New Yorker journal, the Atlantic and Smithsonian, and he taught nonfiction writing at Princeton collage. He divides his time among Maine and New Mexico.

Walter W. Nelson all started his inventive occupation in 1967 and it has spanned a interval of forty years. He first explored the sphere of images, touring worldwide, studying religious areas, deep landscapes, areas of beginning, experimenting with summary colours and textures, regularly looking the visible center of lifestyles within the desolate tract, mountains, canyons, rivers, and towns of the realm. He later branched out to portray and sculpture, and mixed all 3 into an ever-expanding visible tapestry of brain and recognition. “My lifestyles and my art,” Nelson wrote, “is a relentless trip into the unknown, constantly taking a look forward, by no means at the back of, a favorable and religious quest to appreciate and painting internal and outer existence.”
Nelson’s paintings has been accrued via many museums, together with the Museum of recent Mexico, the Albuquerque Museum of artwork, The San Diego Museum of images, the Houston Museum of excellent Arts, the hot Orleans Museum of artwork, and Stanford college. it's also represented in a few company collections together with Coca Cola, IBM, Exxon, and American Express.
Nelson’s most up-to-date images e-book, The Black Place, was once released via the Museum of latest Mexico Press in March 2014. Douglas Preston wrote the advent.

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President Chester A. Arthur, leaping at the bandwagon, threatened to place Arizona less than martial legislation if, via may well fifteenth, 1882, Arizonans had now not ceased “aiding, countenancing, abetting, or enjoying… illegal lawsuits. ” This proclamation infuriated all Arizonans, who felt the president had defamed their territory. To turn out their respectability, vigilante teams shaped and commenced stringing up suspected criminals in list numbers. Crooked marshals have been run out of cities and plenty of shady characters, who had firstly come to Arizona to flee the legislations, packed their luggage and disappeared. legislations and order got here to Arizona, and Wyatt Earp went to California. by the point we rode via, the sound and the fury of the Tombstone period had died away. the one sounds we heard, driving via rivalry urban, have been tumbleweeds rustling in a mild breeze. Time had erased even the reminiscence of the outdated West the following. 7 That night, we camped a number of miles past competition urban at a scrubby flat the place there has been grass for the horses. I tied up Pepper, utilizing 3 half-hitches which I tightened down as difficult as i'll. Walter used to be nonetheless inquisitive about the imaginative and prescient of the horses galloping by way of us the evening earlier than. “I bought a portray all labored out,” he acknowledged, taking away his computing device and displaying me a caricature. “It’ll be referred to as ‘Ghost Horses of the evening. ’ ” whereas we ate our ordinary dinner of rice and beans, I requested Eusebio: “What do you're thinking that of the journey to date? ” there has been a protracted shaking of the top. “In all my life,” he stated easily, “this is the toughest using I ever performed. ” “Would you've got performed it if you’d identified what it used to be going to be like? ” “Nope,” acknowledged Eusebio. i used to be woke up at midnight, as ordinary, through the sound of Eusebio breaking wooden for the hearth and Walter hooting and yipping like a coyote as he crawled into the sour cold—his method of waking up. I fished round for my flashlight and checked my watch. “For chrissakes, it’s 12:45,” I known as out. “Oh,” Walter stated, and with out one other observe they either went again to mattress. the following morning Eusebio complained. “We ain’t getting up early enough,” he acknowledged. “We ain’t going nowhere. ” “We’re gettin’ up too Goddamn early,” Walter acknowledged. “What’s the purpose of gettin’ up when you can’t see jack shit? ” quickly, in line with our maps, we'd decide up a dust music that resulted in the tiny Mormon cost of St. David, which might mark the tip of our fight down the San Pedro. Later that day we approximately misplaced Eusebio. He was once using forward and we heard a unexpected commotion and a torrent of Spanish, in addition to the sound of whatever huge thrashing approximately in dust. Eusebio and his horses had damaged via a few crusty, alkali floor close to the river and have been sinking quickly in quicksand. He whipped and hollered, his horses flailing approximately, sending up a twig of flying clots. After a scary second, whilst it appeared all used to be misplaced, his horses broke unfastened with a noisy sucking noise and bounded to the financial institution, heaving and slick with black dust from their bellies down. “Aiee! ” Eusebio cried. “¡Ya mero los perdia!

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