Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 648 total pages.
Condition: Both volumes show some light rubbing to the edges. Very clean copies otherwise.
Dust Jacket: Both jackets show some shelf wear and scuffing. Both show some chipping with small amounts of paper loss at the upper spine. Both show some light creasing at the upper and lower edges with a few small closed tears. Now protected by mylar covers.
Contents: This set of books is a detailed account of the fight for the water rights to the Colorado River from the 1922 Compact, the building of the Hoover Dam, the power and recreational rights, the Congressional and court contests of the 1940s and 1950s, and the Bureau of Reclamation's bid for control of Western waters.
Volume One - The California-Arizona Controversy
Volume Two - Above Lee's Ferry, The Upper Basin