Fairest Picture -- Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe

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Fairest Picture is the book Mark Twain fans and Lake Tahoe enthusiasts have longed for. For the first time, a single volume brings together Mark Twain and his favorite lake, Lake Tahoe. Inside you will find little known facts and newly discovered information about Mark Twain’s experiences and adventures at Lake Tahoe that cannot be found in any other books or on the web. You will read about Mark Twain’s Lake Tahoe of the early 1860s, how it is different today and still the same in many ways. We solve the riddle of where Mark Twain was camped and located his timber claim on the North Shore, exactly as he told the story in Roughing It and letters home. We describe Mark Twain’s subsequent trips to Lake Tahoe as a reporter for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise and locate the hotels where he stayed and what he did while he was here as a tourist. We provide maps and directions to 12 Mark Twain places at Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area so that scholars and enthusiasts can visit these sites, see what Mark Twain saw and experience the same feelings that inspired him to write so eloquently about the lake. Inside is a complete listing of all known Mark Twain quotations about Lake Tahoe in his writings and lectures together with interpretation and context. We closely examine and debunk the many myths and tall tales about Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe and in particular, the often repeated East Shore timber claim legend. Readers will have a much deeper appreciation Mark Twain and the Lake Tahoe region, a place where he found his voice as a writer and humorist and went on to become one of America’s greatest authors.

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David Antonucci said about his book, "This book represents the rare intersection of literature, history, semantics and science. I wanted to bring together in one volume all the relevant factual information about Mark Twain and his relationship with Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe was his gold standard for lakes. It was the lake to which he compared all others, with none ever equaling the many exceptional qualities of Lake Tahoe."

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David C. Antonucci has resided in the Lake Tahoe area for over 36 years. He holds bachelor and master degrees in civil and environmental engineering from California State Polytechnic University and Oregon State University, respectively. He is a licensed professional civil engineer in California. He has pursued a successful professional career at the senior manager and policy level positions in the public sector since 1973. He additionally operates a part-time consulting practice in civil and environmental engineering and presentation development.
David's interest in Mark Twain's adventures at Lake Tahoe began when he enrolled in a community college class on Lake Tahoe history. For a term paper assignment, he chose to apply his civil engineering skills to analyze Mark Twain's route and locations of his encampments at Lake Tahoe in 1861 based on the Roughing It account. This led to rediscovery of Mark Twain's Ash Canyon-Washoe Trail route to Lake Tahoe and specific campsite locations on the North Shore.
David's research received notice by McAvoy Layne, the noted Mark Twain impressionist. Together, the two coauthored a paper on Mark Twain's route to Lake Tahoe. They presented their findings to an appreciative audience of respected Mark Twain scholars at the 2005 Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College, Elmira, New York. The paper revealed the first authentic new information about Mark Twain presented to the conference in recent years.
David continued his research on Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe and compiled an impressive database of relevant information, including Mark Twain's letters, lectures, articles, and books. This was supplemented by historical accounts by others, 19th century maps and writings by Mark Twain biographers. The result was Fairest Picture - Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe, the first and only book devoted solely to chronicling Mark Twain experiences in the Lake Tahoe region.

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