Dreamt Land, The
Chasing Water and Dust Across California

Mark Arax (Author)
(ISBN: 978-1-101-91019-1)
(ISBN: 978-1-101-87520-9)

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Alfred A. Knopf (Publisher)
2019 New York
562 pages
Size: 6 3/4" x 9 1/2"
Language(s): English

THE DREAMT LAND is a heartfelt, beautifully written book about the land and the people who have worked it--from gold miners to wheat ranchers to small fruit farmers and today's Big Ag. Since the beginning, Californians have redirected rivers, drilled ever-deeper wells and built higher dams, pushing the water supply past its limit. The Dreamt Land weaves reportage, history and memoir to confront the "Golden State" myth in riveting fashion. No other chronicler of the West has so deeply delved into the empires of agriculture that drink so much of the water. The nation's biggest farmers--the nut king, grape king and citrus queen--tell their story here for the first time.

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