Author Tony Lesperance publishes captivatingly rowdy new novel

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‘It Was Nevada’ reveals adventure in a world of agriculture production.

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Using his past experiences as fuel for the wild story of his new book, Author Tony Lesperance crafts an exciting novel that follows a young man’s adventures and his relentless goal to work in a Nevada cattle ranch. Whilst exposing the world of agriculture production to readers, “It Was Nevada” (published by Xlibris) is a story of action, passion and a whole lot of determination.

In this hard-hitting book readers follow the fiery Terry Hope as he struggles to achieve his ultimate goal of working on a Nevada cattle ranch. Fate juxtaposes him and he finds himself pursuing a master’s degree in agriculture at the University of Nevada. He soon realizes that Nevada’s agriculture is in jeopardy. Dirty politics, federal intervention and a host of other questionable factors are at work. He and his close Basque friend, Peio “Pete” Echegoyen set out to do their utmost to protect Nevada agriculture. Terry convinces the Dean of Agriculture that the university must seek out and obtain a working cattle ranch as Nevada’s livestock is under siege. The goal is obtained, but ultimately at a terrible cost to not only Terry, but Nevada agriculture as well. “It Was Nevada” sets the stage for what was historically the state’s number one industry; it follows the industry’s struggle to survive as Nevada changes from the most rural state in the union to the most urban.

While letting readers take a peek at some of Nevada’s more sinful sides, it educates them on the industry of agriculture production; allowing them to comprehend the need for today’s society to stay healthy. “It Was Nevada” is a wild ride through the pages of Nevada history.

“It Was Nevada”
By Tony Lesperance
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 602 pages | ISBN 9781499055078
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 602 pages | ISBN 9781499055085
E-Book | 602 pages | ISBN 9781499055061
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dr. Tony Lesperance holds the title of professor emeritus of Animal and Range Science, University of Nevada, Reno. During his 25-year career at the university, he taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses, published approximately 160 scientific publications, and served on countless committees, not only at Nevada but nationally as well. Since leaving the university, Lesperance and his wife have owned and operated a successful business in Elko, Nev., dealing in agriculture and mining. He has served as a county commissioner for Elko County, Nev., and served for three years as director of Nevada Department of Agriculture. Lesperance and his wife currently own and operate a small ranch in Paradise Valley, Nev. Both he and his wife, Nancy, will be celebrating their eightieth birthday in 2015.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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