Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Synopsis

"The author is a master in his field. No one until now has told so much of this story in a solidly researched, critical, and convincing fashion. This book will appeal not only to historians but also to political scientists, legal scholars, environmentalists, and others interested in public policy, federalism, and the politics of water in American society."--Norris Hundley, author of "The Great Thirst: Californians and Water, a History"

"A tour de force. It deals with a critical period in which commitments were made that profoundly influenced the nation's environment. In brief case studies [Pisani] puts a human face on events and places."--Martin Ridge, author of "Writing the History of the American West and coauthor of "Westward Expansion: A History of the American Frontier"