Books by DC Jackson


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Donald C. Jackson, Pastoral and Monumental: Dams, Postcards and the American Landscape (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013)


David P. Billington and Donald C. Jackson, Big Dams of the New Deal Era: A Confluence of Engineering and Politics (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006)


Donald C. Jackson, Building the Ultimate Dam: John S. Eastwood and the Control of Water in the West (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995; paperback edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005)   Click here for a quick link to the OUPress site for this fine book!

[Building the Ultimate Dam was selected by the Association of College and Research Libraries' CHOICE magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1996.]


Donald C. Jackson, Great American Bridges and Dams (New York: John Wiley, 1988; second printing 1996)


Donald C. Jackson, ed., Dams: Studies in the History of Civil Engineering (Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 1998)


Norris Hundley Jr. and Donald C. Jackson, Heavy Ground: William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam Disaster [in manuscript; scheduled for completion Summer 2013]