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Reporting the Oregon story : how activists and visionaries transformed a state

Author: Floyd J McKay
Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Oregon entered a new era in 1964 with the election of Tom McCall as Secretary of State and Bob Straub as State Treasurer. Their political rivalry formed the backdrop for two of Oregon's most transformative decades, as they successively fought for, lost, and won the governorship. Veteran Oregon journalist Floyd McKay had a front-row seat. As a political reporter for The Oregon Statesman in Salem, and then as news
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Tom McCall; Robert W Straub; Floyd J McKay; Tom McCall; Floyd J McKay; Robert W Straub
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Floyd J McKay
ISBN: 9780870718465 0870718460
OCLC Number: 928613598
Description: xiv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Floyd J. McKay.

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