- 582 pages
- Cadillac Desert
- Marc Reisner
- 05 February 2017 Marc Reisner
The Story Of The American West Is The Story Of A Relentless Quest For A Precious Resource Water It Is A Tale Of Rivers Diverted And Dammed, Of Political Corruption And Intrigue, Of Billion Dollar Battles Over Water Rights, Of Ecologic And Economic Disaster In Cadillac Desert Marc Reisner Writes Of The Earliest Settlers, Lured By The Promise Of Paradise, And Of The Ruthless Tactics Employed By Los Angeles Politicians And Business Interests To Ensure The City S Growth He Documents The Bitter Rivalry Between Two Government Giants, The Bureau Of Reclamation And The U.S Army Corps Of Engineers, In The Competition To Transform The West.Based On Than A Decade Of Research, Cadillac Desert Is A Stunning Expose And A Dramatic, Intriguing History Of The Creation Of An Eden An Eden That May Be Only A Mirage.
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