xviii, 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
How dreams might end Distance between two points Luck of the Irish In mystery is the source Whose water is it anyway? A civil servant born Road trip Downhill all the way Remove every specter Have water or quit growing Brick upon brick First spade Best year to date Fair monetary recognition Fits and starts Fallout If you dig it, they will come Last mile Cascade In the shade of accomplishment Let the bombings begin Failure Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown City of Angels.
Documents the story of William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct, the largest public water project ever built, describing how it transformed a small desert city into a modern metropolis.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-306) and index.