Glendale, CA: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1963. First Edition. Hardbound. INSCRIBED by the author. 8vo. 249pp. Index; Sources and Bibliography. Fold-out map; photo-illustrations. Brown cloth in illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (small chipping to spine head; minor creasing to lower front edge). Fine copy in dj w/one small chip. Item #18884
Western Land and Water Series III. "Less than two years after completion, the dam in San Francisquito Canyon north of Los Angeles broke at midnight and took the lives of 450 persons and destroyed towns and orchards in the Santa Clara River valley. The history of this man-made tragedy was obscured for years, in large part because of concern over public relations by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Outland's book is both controversial and scholarly." (Clark & Brunet II:196; Zamorano Select 83).