six years of research with black and white photos, notes, and a bibliography.
from the preface:
"In 1913 there were two arrivals in Los Angeles that would have lasting consequences for the city. The first was water, which came via the 223-mile aqueduct from the Owens Valley to the San Fernando Valley, and allowed the city to grow beyond the limits of its natural resources. As this great and controversial feat of engineering was nearly completion, the second arrived. He wore a sharp suit, a straw boater circled with the colors of an English public school and carried a silver-tipped cane. His name was Raymond Chandler."
Chicago Review Press hardcover, $29.92
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