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Title:
Water to the angels : William Mulholland, his monumental aqueduct, and the rise of Los Angeles
Author:
Standiford, Les, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
xviii, 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
Contents:
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.
ISBN:
9780062251428
Format :
Book