Jack August, Jr.

Jack August, Jr., the executive director of the Arizona Historical Foundation, also teaches graduate courses focused on the American environment, American West, Far Southwest and Arizona.

He previously taught at University of Houston, the University of Northern British Columbia and Northern Arizona University.

In addition to teaching, August has contributed to publications such as the Arizona Republic, Arizona Highways, Journal of Arizona History, Pacific Historical Review and Western Historical Quarterly.

His book, “Vision in the Desert: Carl Hayden and Hydropolitics in the American Southwest” (Forth Worth, TCU Press, 1999) earned him a nomination for a Pulitzer prize in the history category in 2000.

August is also a former Fulbright Scholar and National Endowment for the Humanities research fellow.

As a distinguished biographer and historian, August has provided his expertise to the Natural Resources Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office regarding water issues and state trust lands.

Bibliography:

“The Norton Trilogy” (2013)

“Law in the New West: The Story of Snell & Wilmer” (2013)

“Play by Play: Phoenix and Building the Herberger Theater” (2010) co-authored by Elizabeth B. Murfee

“Adversity Is My Angel: The Life and Career of Raul H. Castro” (2009) co-authored by Raul H. Castro

“Dividing Western Waters: Mark Wilmer and Arizona v. California” (2007)

“Senator Dennis DeConcini: From the Center of the Aisle” (2006) co-authored by Dennis Deconcini

“Wrongful Impeachment” (1999) co-authored by Evan Mecham

“Vision In The Desert: Carl Hayden And Hydropolitics In The American Southwest” (1998)

“We Call It ‘Preskit’: A Guide to Prescott and Central Arizona High Country” (1996)

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