William Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles
Univ of California Press, 22 օգս, 2000 թ. - 411 էջ
William Mulholland presided over the creation of a water system that forever changed the course of southern California's history. Mulholland, a self-taught engineer, was the chief architect of the Owens Valley AqueductÑa project ranking in magnitude and daring with the Panama CanalÑthat brought water to semi-arid Los Angeles from the lush Owens Valley. The story of Los Angeles's quest for water is both famous and notorious: it has been the subject of the classic yet historically distorted movie Chinatown, as well as many other accounts. This first full-length biography of Mulholland challenges many of the prevailing versions of his life story and sheds new light on the history of Los Angeles and its relationship with its most prized resource: water.
Catherine Mulholland, the engineer's granddaughter, provides insights into this story that family familiarity affords, and adds to our historical understanding with extensive primary research in sources such as Mulholland's recently uncovered office files, newspapers, and Department of Water and Power archives. She scrutinizes Mulholland's lifeÑfrom his childhood in Ireland to his triumphant completion of the Owens Valley Aqueduct to the tragedy that ended his career. This vivid portrait of a rich chapter in the history of Los Angeles is enhanced with a generous selection of previously unpublished photographs.
Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction Book of 2000
What people are saying - Write a review
WILLIAM MULHOLLAND AND THE RISE OF LOS ANGELESՀաճախորդի կարծիքը - Kirkus
The remarkable life of the self-taught, Irish-born civil engineer who led the long, extraordinary effort to bring water to early Los Angeles.Catherine Mulholland (The Owensmouth Baby, not reviewed ... Read full review
Այլ խմբագրություններ - View all
acres Angeles River Angeles Water Angeles’s April aque attorney August began bill Boulder Dam Buena Vista building campaign Canyon Chaffee chief city council city’s water company’s construction County Crystal Springs December declared Department of Water ditch duct engineer Examiner Express February February 16 Fred Eaton Haiwee Haiwee Reservoir Harry Chandler holland Inyo County Inyo Register irrigation January July June Kahrl labor land later Layne Lippincott Lissner Long Valley Los Angeles Aqueduct Los Angeles River March Mathews mayor miles million Mojave months Mulhol Norman November O’Melveny October Office Files Owens River project Owens River water Owens Valley Owens Valley Herald owners Perry pipe political purchase ranch Reclamation Record Reservoir San Fernando Valley San Francisco San Francisquito Canyon September Southern California Street tion town Tribune tunnel vote Water and Power water company water rights water supply water system waterworks Watterson William Mulholland wrote zanja