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Author Standiford, Les, author.

Title Water to the angels : William Mulholland, his monumental aqueduct, and the rise of Los Angeles / Les Standiford.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Ecco, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference    979.494 STA    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    979.494 STA    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-306) and index.
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.
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.
Subject Water-supply -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Mulholland, William, 1855-1935.
Water-supply engineers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History.
ISBN 9780062251428

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