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Mob Rules
This slice of high-level Mafia existence definitely belongs on the shelves of two different libraries--collections on organized crime and those on the Kennedy assassination. [11-15-99]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Get Them Doggies Rollin'
"The O'Keefe Empire" is a broad-based Western adventure. [06-07-99]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

The Great Arizona Rent-A-Cow Conspiracy
The real reason so many land speculators wanna be cowboys. [05-17-99]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Lost Cause Found
Hanson shows how two worlds as far apart as the Southwestern desert and a Pacific island can have more in common than geography might suggest. [05-17-99]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Media Mix
Corpulent cooks 'The Two Fat Ladies' use lard! [04-05-99]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Dog Days
Writing gloriously about Arizona, Browning produces a first-rate suspense novel. [03-29-99]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Not-So-Local Yokels
The history of franchising and national chain operations in Tucson reveals a hefty catalog of losers. [03-22-99]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Pointless Partisanship
The creation of an independent counsel has made it simultaneously easier to impeach for a marginal offense and harder to remove for a major transgression. [03-15-99]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Wyatt Bother?
There appears to be a never-ending market for Wyatt Earp books, and Allen Barra's effort is the latest, though certainly not the greatest. [02-01-99]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Mr. Smith' Goes To Washington... And Kicks Newt's Ass!
Meet the man who lopped off Newt Gingrich's head. [02-01-99]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

The Mecham Principle
Who better to judge the current proceedings against President Slick Willy than the people of Arizona? [10-12-98]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Wyatt Earp's Last Deputy
Glenn G. Boyer probably knows more about Tombstone lawman Wyatt Earp than anyone living today. [08-31-98]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

A Whirl With Pearl
Jane Candia Coleman offers a female perspective on the Old West and Arizona history with her slightly fictionalized account of outlaw Pearl Hart. [08-17-98]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

The Gift of War
If you ever needed a reason to feel proud about being an American, go see "Saving Private Ryan., [08-10-98]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Media Meltdown
Suddenly the media are asking another big question: Why aren't more people running for office? [07-20-98]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Wild Prescription
You won't get any snake oil in Karen Tanner's tome on the life of Doc Holliday. [06-22-98]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Rough-Riding Romantic
A new biography amply illustrates Theodore Roosevelt's uncompromising morality -- something we could use more of in our presidents these days. [04-13-98]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Confessions of a Nixon Hack
Moral bankruptcy is moral bankruptcy, no matter who's doing the stroking. Too bad the local media mouths don't call it that way. [02-02-98]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Balancing Act
All that worry about America's balance of trade is a bunch of hooey. So there. [01-26-98]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

Travelin' Man
Former Tucson Mayor Tom Volgy spends his spare time bringing the joys of liberal democracy to eastern Europe. [01-20-98]
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY

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