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CADILLAC DESERT: The American West And Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

When archaelogists from another planet sift through the bleached bones of our civilization, they may conclude that our temples were dams, says Reisner in this angry, exhaustive and gracefully written account of America's quest to turn the inhospitable, irredeemably dry West into a Garden of Eden. In this century, a quarter of a million dams have been built in this country, two or three thousand of ... Read full review

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2001
Fascinating, scary, infuriating - next time I hear Westerners whining about Big Government I'll have a quick reply. Americans have such little idea what happens.

Review: Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

User Review  - Abbey Harlow - Goodreads

Didn't finish. Very interesting to learn about the founding of Los Angeles as well as the creation of water, but the "characters" and dramas were so hard to keep track of - I'm going to blame that on the writing. Also he had essentially no citations which I found annoying. Read full review

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