Christopher Zu Zu itibaren Woodbriar Group Meghamalai Tea Estate Housingage, Tamil Nadu 625579, Hindistan
This book was really interesting at first--For starters, I learned how Los Angeles dried up Owens Valley while greedy developers turned the San Fernando Valley into a lush paradise. I also came to the realization that the New Deal, while still pretty cool, is not as cool as I previously thought, because many of the dam projects used to create employment were unnecessary and environmentally destructive. You also get some interesting background on the development of the Bureau of Land Reclamation and the Army Corp of Engineers. I got bogged down about 2/3 of the way through though, when the author decided to focus more on the bureaucracy part of the story. I'm sad to put this book down (I know there's a good dam collapse ahead from the pictures), but I'm afraid its time has come. Farewell, Cadillac Desert.
More soon, but for now, I wish this book were updated because, while the strategies and logic are really good, i have to do a lot of work to make her examples relevant.