A vivid, searching journey into California’s capture of water and soil — an epic story of a people’s defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wrought.
Mark Arax is an author and journalist whose writings on California and the West have received numerous awards for literary nonfiction. A former staffer at the Los Angeles Times, his work has appeared in the New York Times and the California Sunday Magazine. His books include a memoir of his father’s murder, a collection of essays about the West, and the bestselling The King of California, which won a California Book Award, the William Saroyan Prize from Stanford University, and was named a top book of 2004 by the LA Times and the SF Chronicle.
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