- 264 pages
- 8.5 x 9.5"
- Copublished by The Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County and Huntington Library Press
Margaret Leslie Davis is a prolific author of books about the history of the American West, a region she calls the "Pastel Empire." She has written three acclaimed biographies of the empire builders of the region: Rivers in the Desert: William Mulholland and the Inventing of Los Angeles; Dark Side of Fortune: Triumph and Scandal in the Life of Oil Tycoon Edward Doheny; and The Culture Broker: Franklin Murphy and the Transformation of Los Angeles. Her latest book, Mona Lisa in Camelot: How Jacqueline Kennedy and Da Vinci's Masterpiece Charmed and Captivated a Nation (Da Capo), has been showcased on ABC's "Good Morning America," excerpted in Vanity Fair magazine, and featured in the London Sunday Times.
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