Bio: Margaret Leslie Davis's RIVERS IN THE DESERT: WILLIAM MULHOLLAND AND THE INVENTING OF LOS ANGELES and DARK SIDE OF FORTUNE won the Golden Spur Award for Best Nonfiction Book. She is graduate of Georgetown University and was formerly editor of Arts and Humanities at the Excite Network. Davis lives in Los Angeles, California where she has a law degree.
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Rivers in the Desert is the quintessential American story. It follows the remarkable career of William Mulholland, the visionary who engineered the rise of Los Angeles as the greatest American city west of the Mississippi. He sought to transform the sparse and barren desert into an inhabitable environment by designing the longest aqueduct in the Western Hemisphere, bringing water from the mountains to support a large city. Davis chronicles Mulholland's dramatic ascension to wealth and fame, foll... more info>>