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Mr. Oklahoma History: The Life of George H. Shirk PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Lackmeyer   
Friday, 29 August 2008 04:13
By Howard and Mary Ellen Meredith, University of Oklahoma, 1982.

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If this biography were to be written today, would it reveal more of this extraordinary historian and former mayor's personal life? Having read Shirk's diaries, his story is far more extraordinary than what is reflected in the official record. Considering the realities of getting such a biography published, this is still an essential read for anyone interested in Oklahoma City history. The Merediths do a great job detailing Shirk's time as a member of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's staff during World War II, his rise as a prominent attorney, and then his reluctant appointment as mayor during one of the city's most turbulent eras.


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