Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Imagining President Tom McCall

Do you ever wonder "What would have happened if...?"   Local author Bill Hall did, and he used his imagination to create a new world in McCallandia: a Utopian Novel, where former Oregon Governor Tom McCall became president instead of Ronald Reagan.  President McCall brings his unique style, candor and environmental ethic to Washington, and the world changes for the better.

Hall will read from his novel at the Newport Public Library on Sunday, August 2, at 1 p.m.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Hall is in his third term as a Lincoln County Commissioner, and like Governor McCall, worked in print and broadcast journalism before going into politics. He said he’s admired McCall since he was a child and was a volunteer in his 1978 comeback campaign. McCallandia is his first published book.

“There’s already an excellent biography of Tom McCall,” Hall said. “I thought this approach would be a fun way to show the reader what Tom McCall was like as a person, what he accomplished in Oregon, and how things might have changed for the better in the country if he had had the opportunity to bring his agenda to the national stage.”

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