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Cadillac Desert, Revised and Updated Edition: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

AUTHOR Reisner, Marc
PUBLISHER Blackstone Audiobooks (03/01/2018)
PRODUCT TYPE Audio (Compact Disc)

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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 corruptions 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 US 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 Eden-an Eden that may be only a mirage.
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ISBN-13: 9781504766265
ISBN-10: 1504766261
Binding: CD-Audio (CD Standard Audio Format)
Content Language: English
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Product Dimensions: 6.10 x 1.90 x 5.60 inches
Weight: 1.75 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Unabridged
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Nature | Environmental - Water Supply
Nature | United States - State & Local - General
Grade Level: College Freshman and up
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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 corruptions 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 US 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 Eden-an Eden that may be only a mirage.
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Author: Reisner, Marc
Marc Reisner worked for many years at the Natural Resources Defense Council. His "Cadillac Desert" was a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. He died in 2000.
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Read by: Udall, Kate
Kate Udall is an actor in New York City and an audiobook narrator. Her audiobooks include titles in Allison Brennan's Lucy Kincaid series.
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