." . . Traces the history of this fabulous land of New Mexico and Arizona from the days of the dinosaurs to the present-day dam building and land ... Show synopsis ." . . Traces the history of this fabulous land of New Mexico and Arizona from the days of the dinosaurs to the present-day dam building and land reclamation through irrigation. Every phase of development is taken up in detail."--Library Journal. "Mr. Corle, who knows a great deal about the Southwest, has been handed a writer's dream of an assignment and has carried it out in fine style."--The New Yorker. "The Gila is a remarkable bit of Americana, written by a man who knows every inch of the country."--Chicago Sunday Tribune. "Mr. Corle has shown before that he knows how to swing a book of this kind--a combination of history, geography, anecdote, and atmosphere. He accomplishes the task here, moreover, in particularly fine style. The Gila belongs up among the top few in the Rivers of American series. Mr. Corle's done a real job on it."--Joseph Henry Jackson, San Francisco Chronicle.