Jim Newton's next book is "Jerry Brown and the Creation of Modern California," auctioned last week to Little, Brown, per Publishers Marketplace. Newton's most recent book, with former defense secretary Leon Panetta, is "Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace." Newton is the former editor at large, editorial page editor, columnist and City Hall reporter at the Los Angeles Times who this spring launched a new policy journal at UCLA. His previous books include "Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made," and "Eisenhower: The White House Years."
More books and authors notes:
Beyond just a mere examination of the story, Standiford also has an agenda: he wants to give Mulholland more credit than he usually gets — for being a pragmatist, a genius, and a consummate public servant. Standiford largely succeeds.
For all the theorizing that surrounds some writings on Los Angeles, Water to the Angels is a refreshingly engaging tale.
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