Abrams, Ernest R. Power in Transition
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 1st Edition ("A") Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dj
[good solid book, top corners bumped, some discoloration to endpapers, age-browning to page edges; jacket edgeworn, moderately soiled, spine browned and somewhat stained, minor chipping at spine ends]. A comprehensive, region-by-region examination of New Deal-sponsored public power projects throughout the United States. The author "analyzed their costs, traced their history through Congress, surveyed the natural resources and the population figures in each area involved, has collected figures showing the amount of power each project is producing at present and the amount it can produce, and the consumer possibilities both present and future. He reports on the engineering problems involved in each construction job and gives a frank judgment, backed up by authentic documents, on the value to the nation of over sixty major projects costing $2,000,000 or more each. ... This is the first book to give the complete and unified picture."