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Water to the Angels

(2015)
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The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created - William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct - a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man whose vision shaped the future and continues to impact us today.

In 1907 Irish immigrant William Mulholland conceived and built one of the greatest civil engineering feats in history: the aqueduct that carried water 223 miles from the Sierra Nevada mountains to Los Angeles - allowing this small, resource-challenged desert city to grow into a modern global metropolis. Drawing on new research, Les Standiford vividly captures the larger-than-life engineer and the breathtaking scope of his six-year, $23-million project that would transform a region, a state, and a nation at the dawn of its greatest century.

With energy and colorful detail, Water to the Angels brings to life the personalities, politics, and power - including bribery, deception, force, and bicoastal financial warfare - behind this dramatic event. At a time when the importance of water is being recognized as never before - considered by many experts to be the essential resource of the twenty-first century - Water to the Angels brings into focus the vigor of a fabled era, the might of a larger-than-life individual, and the scale of a priceless construction project and sheds critical light on a past that offers insights for our future.



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March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
Author(s): Les Standiford
ISBN: 0-06-225142-2 / 978-0-06-225142-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
Author(s): Les Standiford
ISBN: 0-06-225145-7 / 978-0-06-225145-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
Author(s): Les Standiford
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
Author(s): Les Standiford
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
Author(s): Les Standiford
Publisher: Ecco
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