Welcome to Chapter 21 of the Okie Bookcast!
My guests for this episode are Bill Price and Dr. Michael Hightower. Bill and Michael recently released Bill’s biography, called At War with Corruption, chronicling Bill’s life and involvement in prosecuting high-profile cases in Oklahoma. The book recently won the 2022 Nonfiction Book of the Year from the Oklahoma Book Awards.
Bill Price was the Assistant U.S. Attorney Western District Oklahoma from 1975-1982 and U.S. Attorney Western District of Oklahoma from 1982-1989. He was the Republican nominee for Governor 1990, and is now in Private practice Phillips Murrah. In addition to his law career, Bill has been instrumental in causes related to kids and education, something we get to talk about in our conversation.
Dr. Michael Hightower was born and raised in Oklahoma City and lived in Tulsa in the 80s and 90s. He was a co-founder and president of Council Oak Books, a trade publishing house. in Tulsa. Since completing his PhD in sociology at the University of Virginia, Michael has written several histories and biographies based in Oklahoma. You can find more of Michael's work at his website - michaeljhightower.com.
Jeff Clark is our reviewer. Jeff is an author, speaker, and veterans advocate born and raised in Oklahoma. Jeff recently released his first book, "Hear These Truths: The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Leadership Algorithm". You can connect with Jeff on social media @officialJSClark and on his website - jeffclarkofficial.com. You can also hear Jeff on his podcast - Course of Action with Jeff Clark.
Jeff is reviewing Brooklyn to Baghdad: An NYPD Intelligence Cop Fights Terror in Iraq by Christopher Strom with Jerome Preisler and Michael Benson
Check out Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry
Mentioned on the Show
Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena" Speech
Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
Free to Choose - Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman
Animal Farm - George Orwell
1984 - George Orwell
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Music by JuliusH