Philip Fradkin (obit)

From the Los Angeles Times (click on excerpt to go to whole article)

Philip L. Fradkin, a native New Yorker whose fascination with the West turned him into an astute chronicler of the region’s history and environmental legacy in books on such topics as the great San Francisco earthquake, nuclear test fallout in Nevada and the survival of the Colorado River, died Saturday at his home in Point Reyes Station, Calif. He was 77.

A reporter for The Times early in his career, Fradkin was the author of 13 books, including “A River No More: The Colorado River and the West” (1981), “The Seven States of California: A Natural and Human History” (1995) and “Wallace Stegner and the American West” (2008).


One Response to “Philip Fradkin (obit)”

  1. leifhendrik Says:

    He made a tremendous contribution and enriched us all.

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