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Old Man River: The Life of Ray Ackerman

Burke, Bob;Oklahoma Heritage Association;Gilmore, Joan

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ISBN 10: 1885596243 / ISBN 13: 9781885596246
Published by Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City, OK, 2002
Condition: VG+ Hardcover
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The book is bound in black paper-covered boards with gilt title on the spine. No defects to note on the book or the DJ. Book is INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR BOB BURKE ON THE FFEP AND BY CO-AUTHOR JOAN GILMORE ON THE TITLE PAGE. Retired Rear Adniral Ray Ackerson and his contribution to building the River and River Walk area in Oklahoma City. Black and white photos. Bookseller Inventory # 008940

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Title: Old Man River: The Life of Ray Ackerman

Publisher: Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City, OK

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VG+

Dust Jacket Condition: VG+

Signed: Signed by Both Authors

Edition: First Edition

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The biography of one of Oklahoma City's most prominent citizens, Ray Ackerman is responsible for the 20 miles of shoreline being developed near downtown Oklahoma City. His vision of extensive economic development and fun-n-games is being developed in conjunction with the succecssful Oklahoma City MAPS project.

Rear Admiral Ray Ackerman (Ret.) flew fighter planes off an aircraft carrier during his service years and built one of the most successful advertising firms in the nationa, Ackerman McQueen Advertising.

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BOB BURKE has written more historical non-fiction books (116) than anyone else in history. He was born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and a law degree from Oklahoma City University. He was director of what is now the Department of Commerce in the administration of Governor David Boren and managed Boren's first campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1978. Burke is the father of Robert, Amy, and Cody, stepfather of Natalie, Lauren, and Calli, and grandfather of Nathan, Jon, Ridge, Fallon, Greyson, Mia, and Emerson. He and his wife, Chimene, live in Oklahoma City where he practices law and writes books. Burke is a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame.

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