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The Lamp in the Desert
The Story of the University of Arizona
By Douglas D. Martin; Foreword by President Ann Weaver Hart
328 pp. / 6.00 x 9.00 / 1960
Paper (978-1-9414-5102-1)
  - Sentinel Peak Books

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  - Western Americana / Regional Interest

With six teachers, no books, and thirty-two students, Old Main opened its doors to the first pupils of the University of Arizona in 1891. A rugged beacon among the cacti, the campus emerged from a
Written with clarity and vigor, The Lamp in the Desert is an interesting and fast-moving review of the events which led to the University's founding.

—Arizona and the West

The book has all the excitement of a November triumph in the stadium.

—The Arizona Daily Star

A remarkable account of a remarkable institution.

—Detroit Free Press

Almost like reading frontier fiction.

—San Diego Union

forty-acre donation from two gamblers and a saloonkeeper. The Lamp in the Desert is Douglas D. Martin's history of the first seventy-five years of the University of Arizona. From early football wins by Coach McKale to the work of celebrated scholars, this is a story of the places and the people whose names are still visible reminders of the early innovators that helped to build a world-class institution.

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