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Davis, Margaret LeslieRivers in the Desert: William Mulholland and the Inventing of Los Angeles NY: HarperCollins 1993 0060166983 / 9780060166984 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine First printing. Excellent history of the spectacular triumphs and devastating tragedies of the self-educated engineer. Though no stranger to controversy, Mulholland deserves this clear assessment after the politically-inspired, vitriolic, foam-at-the-mouth "fictionalization" of his character in Roman Polanski's otherwise fine 1975 film noir, "Chinatown." A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Price: