Cadillac Desert

EPUB EBook by Marc Reisner

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The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. Cadillac Desert EPUB EBook It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion- EPUBdollar 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 more 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. Like this book? Read online this: Water and the West, How the Cadillac Got Its Fins.

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