Ernie Dumas - The Education of Ernie Dumas: Chronicles of the Arkansas Political Mind

Ernie Dumas, veteran journalist and political observer, discussed his recently published memoir, The Education of Ernie Dumas: Chronicles of the Arkansas Political Mind,  at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. His book collects the mostly untold stories, often deeply personal, that reveal the inner struggles and sometimes the tribulations of the state's leaders—Cherry, Faubus, Winthrop Rockefeller, Dale Bumpers, David Pryor, John McClellan, J. William Fulbright, Bill Clinton, Jim Guy Tucker, Hillary Clinton, and others.

Dumas has written about politics for more than 60 years beginning at the El Dorado Daily News  and Evening Times  in 1954. He was a political and state government reporter and an associate editor, editorial writer, and columnist for the Arkansas Gazette  until it closed in 1991. Dumas continues to write for numerous state and national outlets, including the Arkansas Times. He has been an author or collaborator on several books, including The Clintons of Arkansas,  Waiting for the Cemetery Vote,  and Dearest Letty.  

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