Burton Barr book

Former Republican house leader Burton Barr was considered to be one of the most effective lawmakers in state history. Arizona State University history professor Philip VanderMeer has written a book on Barr titled, “Burton Barr: Leadership and the Transformation of Arizona Politics.” VanderMeer discusses his book.

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