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Gentleman Jurist: The Life of Ralph G. Thompson (Inscribed By Thompson)

Burke, Bob; Eric Dabney

ISBN 10: 1885596901 / ISBN 13: 9781885596901
Published by Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011
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A nice copy of the first edition, first printing, inscribed by the subject of the book, Ralph G. Thompson to the title page. Text is tight and clean. Appears unread/as new. Lettering to spine is bright and unflaked. No marks or highlights in text. In a Fine bright and glossy dust jacket. No tears. No previous owner's names. No remainder mark or spray. Not Price Clipped. Not ex-lib. Not a Book Club Edition. Photos sent upon request. Accurate Descriptions/Quality Books/Unmatched Prices. Bookseller Inventory # 5444

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Title: Gentleman Jurist: The Life of Ralph G. ...

Publisher: Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed By the character/sub

Edition: First Edition (Inscribed)

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Judge Ralph Thompson has lived a charmed life as husband, father, grandfather, Air Force special agent, state legislator, teacher, and nationally-respected federal judge. The grandson of legendary University of Oklahoma President Dr. William Bennett Bizzell, and son of a prominent Oklahoma City lawyer, Judge Thompson's career on the federal bench has been exemplary. His reputation as a steadfast protector of the Constitution has brought him in contact with the most respected leaders of our nation. Judge Thompson is a champion of the rule of law and the fair and efficient administration of justice. He is often referred to as a model federal judge and public servant. His even-tempered and courteous treatment of lawyers, parties, witnesses, and jurors is legendary. Anyone who ever appeared before him or observed court proceedings from the gallery would applaud the authors choice of the title of this biography, Gentleman Jurist.

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Bob Burke has written more historical non-fiction books than anyone else in history. His 104 books are all about Oklahoma. Born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, he was director of a large state agency in the administration of Governor David Boren and managed Boren's first campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1978. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Oklahoma City University School of Law, Burke is a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame. Burke is the father of Robert, Amy, and Cody, stepfather of Natalie, Lauren, and Calli, and grandfather of Nathan, Jon, Ridge, Fallon, and Greyson. He and his wife, Chimene, live in Oklahoma City where he practices law and writes books. Eric Dabney, born and raised in Oklahoma, received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma where he now serves as an adjunct professor in the College of Education. He is series editor for Commonwealth Publishing, a contributing writer/photographer for numerous publications including Historic Cheyenne, Historic Oklahoma, Historic Tulsa, and Historic Edmond, and is the co-author of Historic South Carolina, Willie of the Valley: The Life of Bill Paul, Historic Rogers County, and the children s biography, Fearless Flight: The Amazing Adventures of Wiley Post. Eric and his wife Shelley have three daughters, Emily, Claire, and Julie, and live near Guthrie.

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