Gary Noy,

Historian of the Sierra Nevada and the American West

Book Trailer for Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues 

Sierra Stories - 2016 Gold Medal for Best Regional Nonfiction - Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Photo by Mike Price

Most Recent Media

A presentation on Hellacious California!

by Gary Noy for the

Mechanics' Institute of San Francisco. 

Zoom Presentation recorded January 7, 2021.

​Book Trailer for Hellacious California! Tales of Rascality! Revelry! Dissipation! and Depravity! and the Birth of the Golden State

​Book Trailer for Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck

Gary Noy,  Author and Lecturer

For additional information...


Sierra College Press at www.sierracollege.edu/press


Heyday Books at www.heydaybooks.com


Amazon Author Page at www.amazon.com/author/garynoy


Inkwell and Quill drawing by Joe Medeiros.  The drawing features an accurate depiction of an inkwell used by John Muir, and owned by the Hanna Family.