Jon Wilkman, Author of Floodpath
Presentation and Book Signing
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Socializing at 5:30 p.m.
starts at 6:00 p.m.
A visionary and controversial quest for
water made modern Los Angeles possible, but the failure of the St. Francis Dam on March 12, 1928, the
worst American civil engineering failure of the 20th century, was a horrific reminder of human limits --
a lesson that is all but forgotten today.
In Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made
Disaster of 20th Century America and the Making of Modern Los
Angeles, Jon Wilkman, an Emmy-Award winning
documentary filmmaker and author of books about Los Angeles, revisits a deluge that
claimed nearly 500 lives.
Book will be available for purchase.
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