Voices of Oklahoma: Stories from the Oral History Website VoicesofOklahoma.com

Voices of Oklahoma: Stories from the Oral History Website VoicesofOklahoma.com

by John Erling, John Hamill

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Overview

For 30 years John Erling entertained Tulsans as the stimulating host of Erling in the Morning on KRMG radio. Known for his interviews with people of all walks of life—from politicians to celebrities to everyday people—John provided the perfect forum on his talk show to deliberate the hottest local and national topics.

As a well-respected community leader and member of the Oklahoma Broadcasters Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame, Erling is now devoting his energy and enthusiasm to the VoicesofOklahoma.com oral history project. He has interviewed hundreds of his fellow Oklahomans for this endeavor. All have had stories that serve to inspire, instruct, and entertain future generations of Oklahomans. In commemoration of the project’s tenth anniversary, this book has been written to introduce VoicesofOklahoma.com to a new audience, and to provide dedicated visitors with some of their favorite stories between the covers of a book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997841091
Publisher: Mullerhaus Publishing Arts
Publication date: 12/03/2018
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 791,698
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Bob Dylan, J. Paul Getty, and Will Rogers 1

Behind Every Child . 9

An Early Propensity for Performing 21

Lessons in Leadership 37

The Entrepreneurs 57

Law and Order in Oklahoma . 71

The Run for Land (Some Came by Train) . 86

World War II 98

A Pulitzer, a Painting, and a Stiletto,

Not a Meat Axe 113

Breaking the Glass Ceiling . 125

Good Sports . 141

At the Pinnacles of Power . 155

Righting Wrongs 167

Mentors Matter . 182

On Being Remembered . 194

Afterword 200

Author Biographies . 201

Index 203

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