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William Mulholland and the rise of Los Angeles

Author: Catherine Mulholland
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Mulholland presided over the creation of a water system that changed the course of southern California's history. This biography challenges prevailing versions of his life story and provides  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: William Mulholland; William Mulholland; William Mulholland; William Mulholland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Mulholland
ISBN: 0520217241 9780520217249
OCLC Number: 42598444
Description: xxi, 411 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Long Journey from Dublin to Los Angeles, 1855-1876 --
2. The City of Angels, 1877 --
3. The Private Water Company and Its Owners, 1878-1879 --
4. Advancing in the Water Business, 1880-1886 --
5. The New Superintendent, 1887-1892 --
6. Water Plots and Politics, 1893-1895 --
7. The Years of Mayor Eaton, 1898-1900 --
8. The City's Victory over the "Grand Monopoly," 1901-1902 --
9. New Regime for a Booming Town, 1903-1904 --
10. Desperate Remedies in a Dry Season, 1904 --
11. A Plan Revealed, 1905 --
12. Preparations for an Aqueduct and a Trip to Washington, D.C., 1906 --
13. The Big Job Begins, 1907 --
14. The Chief and the General, 1908 --
15. Building the Aqueduct: The Best Year, 1909 --
16. Troubles and Interruptions, 1910.
Responsibility: Catherine Mulholland.
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"A saga of truly heroic proportions, a tale told with both grace and grandeur."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review

 
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