The definitive history of water resources in the American West, and a very illuminating lesson in the political economy of limited resources anywhere. Highly recommended!
A revealing, absorbing, often amusing, and alarming report. -- The New York Times Book Review
Reisner captures Western water history in Cinemascope and Technicolor. Cadillac Desert is timely and of national importance. Hurry up and read this book. -- The Washington Post
The author is vindicated by the results of the 2014 dam removal and resulting freeing of the Elwha river in Washington state. Read morePublished 12 days ago by frequent user
Excellent, well researched book about water usage in the Western US. It's really too bad that Marc Reisner has passed away and no one has taken up this work. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
A must read for people interested in 20th century history and government idiocy and corruption.Published 19 days ago by Charles
I purchased this book because it was mentioned quite a few times in the excellent "The Water Knife" by Paolo Bacigalupi. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Barb Reader
Informative and interesting history of water in the West. One helpful insight is in the Eastern US water conservation means to save it. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Steve Digby