Powell’s Books to Host Historian Richard W. Etulain

Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

In a career in public office spanning five decades, Mark Odom Hatfield (1922–2011) never lost an election. First elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1950, he retired from political office in 1997 after serving as Oregon state senator, secretary of state, governor, and as United States senator for five terms. He was arguably the state’s most important politician, but his brand of liberal-to-moderate Republicanism has long since vanished from the political stage. Historian Richard W. Etulain’s Mark O. Hatfield: Oregon Statesman (University of Oklahoma Press) tells Hatfield’s story — as an Oregonian, a politician, and a man of practical vision, deep convictions, and far-reaching consequence in the civic life of the state and the nation. The private life, the public figure, the man of faith and family, of an older West and the new: Etulain’s biography captures Mark Hatfield in full, as a major western politician of the twentieth century.

Please note: Signed preordered books will be shipped to you and are not available for pick-up in the store the night of the event (but if you’re planning to attend, don’t worry! Signed editions are usually available at the events). Also, we are sorry but we can not accommodate personalized inscriptions, or guarantee the signed books are first editions. Thanks for your understanding.

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