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Capturing the Political Zeitgist

What makes a great moment in history? Is it the people? Or the times in which they live? These authors have written biographies of politicians who reached great political heights, serving their communities. What propelled them?

Mario García

Born in El Paso, Mario T. García is distinguished professor of ­chicano ­studies and history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has published more than 20 books on Chicano history and won many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2016 Stetson Kennedy Vox Populi Award from the Oral History Association....

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Heidi Osselaer

Independent historian Heidi J. Osselaer, PhD, teaches history at Arizona State University and is the author of "Arizona's Deadliest Gunfight" and "Winning Their Place: Arizona Women in Politics, 1883–1950....


Gary Stuart

Gary L. Stuart is a lawyer, law professor, and author of 12 books, including: "Call Him Mac," the biography of Arizona lawmaker Ernest W. McFarland, "The Gallup 14," a novel based on a notorious 1930s court case in New Mexico "Innocent Until Interrogated: The True Story of the Buddhist Temple Massacre and the Tucson Four," "Miranda: The Story of America’s Right to Remain Silent" and "Anatomy of a Confession: The Debra Milke Case....

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