Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, And The Real Chinatown

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Thirsty is the history of Los Angeles and its fraught relationship with water. As a city on the make since the early twentieth century, Los Angeles’ resources fought hard to keep up with its unchecked growth. The city’s water chief William Mulholland built an aqueduct to grab water over 200 miles away in Owens Valley, but it wasn’t enough. Thirsty is the gripping tale of Los Angeles’ epic battles ...

Hardcover: 280 pages
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book (December 8, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 194260002X
ISBN-13: 978-1942600022
Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1 x 8.6 inches
Amazon Rank: 1092410
Format: PDF ePub fb2 djvu ebook

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Sections of incomplete research regarding the Owens Valley for this historical recreation (which I know first hand) make me doubt other parts about the LA side of history, which is really the focus of the book. Although the book is much more "readab...



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the larger-than-life characters that shaped a city’s destiny, and the man-made tragedy that killed 400 and forever changed the way water would be harnessed and allocated.