The Governor and the Colonel: A Dual Biography of William P. Hobby and Oveta Culp Hobby
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William P. “Will” Hobby Sr. and Oveta Culp Hobby were one of the most influential couples in Texas history. Both were major public figures, with Will serving as governor of Texas and Oveta as the first commander of the Women’s Army Corps and later as the second woman to serve in a presidential cabinet. Together, they built a pioneering media empire centered on the Houston Post and their broadcast properties, and they played a significant role in the transformation of Houston into the fourth largest city in the United States. Don Carleton’s dual biography details their personal and professional relationship―defined by a shared dedication to public service―and the important roles they each played in local, state, and national events throughout the twentieth century.
Hardcover: 800 pages