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Tempe Historical Society Lunch Talks - "Call Him Mac, the Arizona Years" with Gary L. Stuart

Tempe Historical Society Lunch Talks

Wednesday, November 13 at 11:30 a.m.

Call Him Mac, the Arizona Years

Gary L. Stuart

THS 2019 Nov Gary Stuart

In Call Him Mac, Gary L. Stuart renders a nuanced portrait of a young, ambitious, restless and smiling man on the verge of becoming a political force headed for the highest levels of governance in Arizona and America. Stuart reveals how Mac became an expert on water law and a visionary in Arizona’s agricultural future. Using interviews with friends and family and extensive primary source research, Stuart spotlights Mac’s unerring focus as a loving husband, father and grandfather, even in times of great personal tragedy. His enormous political successes were answers to how he dealt with threats to his own life in 1919, the loss of his first wife and three children in the 1930s, and a political loss in 1952 that no one saw coming.

Stuart writes the little-known story of how Arizona’s culture and citizens shaped this energetic, determined, likable lawyer.

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