National Book Critics Circle Awardees for General Nonfiction


Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water (1986)

Written by Marc Reisner

Cadillac Desert is about land development and water policy in the western United States. This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West. It discusses the history of the Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and their struggle to remake the American West. (Copyright © Penguin Books. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Penguin Random House Company.


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