The Archives of Michigan will be hosting an author event on Tuesday, April 23 at 3p in the Learning Center. The speaker will be Don Faber, author of The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics. The event is part of the Michigan Notable Books author tour, a program of the Library of Michigan.
The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics, by Don Faber (University of Michigan Press)
The Boy Governor tells the complete story of Michigan’s first governor and dominant political figure in the state’s early development. Faber successfully captures Mason’s youthful idealism and visionary accomplishments, including his advocacy for a strong state university and fighting for the creation of the Soo Locks. This biography presents a vivid portrait of the ?boy governor’s” conflicts, desires and sense of patriotism. Mason’s story will appeal to readers with an interest in Michigan history or in stories about larger-than-life personalities from the past.
Don Faber is author of The Toledo War, winner of the 2009 Michigan Notable Book Award. Former editor of the Ann Arbor News, he also served on the staff of the Michigan Constitutional Convention, won a Ford Foundation Fellowship to work in the Michigan Senate, and was a speechwriter for Michigan governor George Romney.