Publication date: 1994
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The Governor's Mansion
Political campaigns, the Mob, the glitz of '60s Vegas, and the aspirations of a tradition-bound immigrant family collide in the final volume of Laxalt's trilogy. Each of the volumes are complete in themselves but The Basque Family Trilogy provides additional insight into the life of this Basque immigrant family.
The empty showmanship of U.S. political campaigns, the glitz of Las Vegas in the 1960s, the seamy alliance of the Mafia and top politicians and the aspirations of a tradition-bound immigrant family converge and collide in Basque-American novelist Laxalt's engrossing story. . . . [Laxalts] honest, clean prose is a pleasure to read. Publishers Weekly, September 1994
The Governors Mansion is a candid, revealing novel about a family caught up in alien territory as Leon, the eldest son, enters the world of American politics. Out of the political drama emerges a book richly original and rare in its intimate view of American politics. Northeastern Nevada Historical Society Quarterly
Well-written and deftly plotted, this concluding volume in Laxalts acclaimed Basque family trilogy [is] . . . a classic depiction of the transformation of western politics in the 1960s. Books of the Southwest, 39.6