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Water to the Angels - William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles

Les Standiford

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 who's 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-then-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. Water to the Angels includes 8 pages of photographs.

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 who's 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-then-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. Water to the Angels includes 8 pages of photographs.
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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 who's 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-then-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. Water to the Angels includes 8 pages of photographs.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

9h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

31:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:40