passim; "natch" is short for "natural," so in drug slang "on the natch" means sober.
Nellis Air Force Base
251; a United States Air Force base located in Clark County, Nevada. It is seven nautical miles (13 km) northeast of the central business district of Las Vegas.
Nine of Diamonds, The
227; gambling joint in Las Vegas; "the fifth card in Wild Bill Hickok's last poker hand" 228; James Butler Hickok (1837-1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a figure in the American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided the basis for his fame, although some of his exploits are fictionalized. His horse was named Black Nell.
The nine of diamonds also appears on pg. 24 of Against the Day.
Nixon, Richard Milhous.
32; 72; 109; Nixon (1913–1994) was born in Yorba Linda, California, was the 37th President of the United States from 1969–1974 and was also the 36th Vice President of the United States (1953–1961). Nixon was the only President to resign the office and also the only person to be elected twice to both the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Along with Ronald Reagan, Nixon served as the embodiment of 'the Establishment', especially to California hippies. 117, 286; on currency; 120; on TV
Thomas T. Noguchi (b. 1927) is a former Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner for the County of Los Angeles, who served in that position from 1967 to 1982. Known as the "coroner to the stars", he determined the cause of death in many high profile cases. He is most famous for performing autopsies on Marilyn Monroe, Robert F. Kennedy and Sharon Tate; 210
Greg Noll (born 1937), aka "Da Bull" in reference to his way of "charging" down the face of a wave with apparent fearlessness, is a pioneer of big wave surfing; poster in St. Flip's pad, 303
Novak, Kim (b. 1933)
Two-time Golden Globe Award-winning American actress. She is best known for her performance in the classic 1958 film Vertigo. She retired from acting in 1991 and is now an artist of watercolor and oil paintings, sculpture and stained glass design; in Vertigo, 298
Now, Voyager (1942)
American drama film directed by Irving Rapper. The screenplay by Casey Robinson is based on the 1941 novel of the same name by Olive Higgins Prouty, who borrowed her title from a line in the Walt Whitman poem "The Untold Want," which reads in its entirety, "The untold want by life and land ne'er granted, / Now voyager sail thou forth to seek and find." Bette Davis' portrayal garnered her an Academy Award nomination, and the film continues to be popular not only due to its star power but also the "emotional crescendos" engendered in the storyline; 147
Criminal organization of Mexican American (Chicano) prison gangs with origins in Northern California; Tariq Khalil and Glen Charlock, 290