The Lamp In The Desert: The Story Of The University Of Arizona by Douglas D. MartinThe Lamp In The Desert: The Story Of The University Of Arizona by Douglas D. Martin

The Lamp In The Desert: The Story Of The University Of Arizona

byDouglas D. MartinForeword byAnn Weaver Hart

Paperback | September 10, 2014

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With six teachers, no books, and thirty-two students, Old Main opened its doors to the first pupils of the University of Arizona in 1891. A rugged beacon among the cacti, the campus emerged from a forty-acre donation from two gamblers and a saloonkeeper. The Lamp in the Desert is Douglas D. Martin's history of the first seventy-five years of the University of Arizona. From early football wins by Coach McKale to the work of celebrated scholars, this is a story of the places and the people whose names are still visible reminders of the early innovators that helped to build a world-class institution.
Newsman and historian Douglas D. Martin was a born story-teller. A typesetter at fifteen and later Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, he "retired" as managing editor of the Detroit Free Press in 1945, coming west to head the University of Arizona Department of Journalism. He wrote The Lamp in the Desert from a third-floor office in the c...
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Title:The Lamp In The Desert: The Story Of The University Of ArizonaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:September 10, 2014Publisher:Sentinel Peak BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941451020

ISBN - 13:9781941451021

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"The book has all the excitement of a November triumph in the stadium."-The Arizona Daily Star

"A remarkable account of a remarkable institution."-Detroit Free Press

"Almost like reading frontier fiction."-San Diego Union