“Dr. Mires’s book [Lake Tahoe’s Rustic Architecture] will appeal to a broad audience. It is lovely to look at, easy to read, and an important and authoritative contribution to the appreciation of architecture in one of the most beautiful spots on earth.” Mella Rothwell Harmon, published in the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.
“Makley continues to enjoy reading. He refers to Morgan’s Tahoe, written by William Morgan (formerly of U.S. Forest Service and executive director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency) and Lake Tahoe’s Rustic Architecture by Peter Mires as two of his favorite book on Tahoe.” The Record-Courier (Minden-Gardnerville, NV) interview with Michael J. Makley , author of A Short History of Lake Tahoe.
“Lost Carson City, by author/historian Peter B. Mires, is a valuable addition to existing literature about the colorful history of our Old West capital city.” Guy W. Farmer, published in the Nevada Appeal.
“This scholarly book [Bayou Built: The Legacy of Louisiana’s Historic Architecture] traces physical and historic influences on the historic architecture of Louisiana. From the simplest slave cabins to the grandest plantation home, the author places each in the context of history and the broader culture. Well-researched and notated.” Lorie Smith Schaefer, Nevada writer, published on Amazon.
“[Wicked Virginia City] A delightful, beautifully written, and amply illustrated overview of vices in a Western boomtown.” Ronald M. James, published in the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.
“[Wicked Virginia City] Sure to delight fans of Comstock history.” Karen Dustman, published on her blog Clairitage Press: Where History comes Alive.
“[Wicked Virginia City] Mires is a careful researcher who discovers historical anecdotes and priceless photos to illustrate his books.” Guy W. Farmer, published in the Nevada Appeal.