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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Review: Tucson, A Drama in Time


Rob Caylor loaned me this book when we met at the historic Blenman Inn, just west of the Children's Museum. Margo and Rob own this wonderful inn and I was enjoying a tour of the house. Rob has been developing properties in Tucson for many years and he enjoyed following the growth of Tucson over the decades. 

The book's format is unusual, paragraph length historic facts arranged in order by years. This arrangement makes it easy to follow the evolution of Tucson and makes it easy to read in many sittings. I rarely read a history in one or a few sittings; more often I read a number of pages then continue at a later time. 

This is a great book if you want to understand Tucson at various times in its long history. Individuals, family and businesses can be followed over a number of years. The names are likely to be familiar to long time residents or more recent arrivals (like me) who like history. It is available at Amazon in paperback ($24.95) or in the Kindle electronic format ($9.99). I chose the latter format. 

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