The King of California

The King of California

J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire

By Mark Arax; Rick Wartzman

PublicAffairs, Paperback, 9781586482817, 560pp.

Publication Date: February 2005


A rich, colorful history of California centering on the untold story of America's biggest farmer, J.G. Boswell, who controls more than $1 billion worth of water rights and real estate in the heart of the state

About the Author
Mark Arax is an award-winning reporter for the "Los Angeles Times," and Rick Wartzman is the paper's business editor. Arax is the author of the critically acclaimed "In My Father's Name," about his search to find his father 's killers. He lives in Fresno. Wartzman was previously with "The Wall Street Journal," where for fifteen years he served in a variety of posts, including White House correspondent and founding editor of the paper's weekly California edition. He lives in Los Angeles.

Rick Wartzman is executive director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University and a columnist for Forbes online. He is the author of, among other titles, "What Would Drucker Do Now?"

Anne Fishbein is an acclaimed photographer whose work is held by the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and other major institutions.

Bridget Lawlor is the archivist at the Drucker Institute.