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Spieler, Frances J.

Works: 1 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 47 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: HD1739.A17, 333.9100978
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Most widely held works by Frances J Spieler
Cadillac desert : the American west and its disappearing water by Marc Reisner( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruptions and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecologic and economic disaster. In Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the US Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose
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