"Walton first uses his magnifying glass to capture images of struggle in a California valley during a century and a half of transformation, then ...Show synopsis"Walton first uses his magnifying glass to capture images of struggle in a California valley during a century and a half of transformation, then inverts it to scrutinize the American state, popular politics, and collective action in general. The maneuver is bold, the outcome stimulating."--Charles Tilly, New School for Social Research "A passionate and first rate historical adventure. The plot is as intricate, fascinating, and full of intrigue and detail as a Dickens or a Tolstoy novel."--John Nichols, author of "The Milagro Beanfield War"Hide synopsis
Description:Fine. Text is clean, bright and unmarked. Edges clean. Binding...Fine. Text is clean, bright and unmarked. Edges clean. Binding sound. Dust cover contains minor scuffs, small tear along top edge. A handsome copy. Cover as pictured. We ship daily from Northern Nevada in a double padded mailer. Additional photos /information supplied upon request.
Description:Fine in fine jacket. 378 pp, with index, bibliography,...Fine in fine jacket. 378 pp, with index, bibliography, illustrations, notes. Clean, tight, and unmarked, in a clean dust jacket with minimal wear. Chronicles more than 100 ears of tumultous events in the history of California's Owens Valley, which is presented as "a microcosm of the American West" in that "the 'rape' of the Owens Valley by the southern metropolis [L.A. ] marks the beginning of the struggle between rurban developers and rural communities that is even now playing itself out all over the West."
Description:Fine. 0520072456 University of California hardcover with dust...Fine. 0520072456 University of California hardcover with dust jacket, 1992, 1st edition, clean/tight, No marks/tears or creases, Fine/Fine-(like New); New mylar cover, bubble-wrapped and mailed in a BOX with free delivery confirmation.
Description:Berkeley. 1992. University Of California Press. 1st Printing....Berkeley. 1992. University Of California Press. 1st Printing. Very Good In Dustjacket. 378 pages. hardcover. 0520072456. keywords: California History Water. inventory # 16135. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Western Times and Water Wars chronicles more than a hundred years of tumultuous events in the history of California's Owens Valley. From the pioneer conquest of the native inhabitants to the infamous destruction of the valley's agrarian economy by water-hungry Los Angeles, this legendary setting is a microcosm of the development of the American West.
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