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The other remaining Goldwater in Arizona, Baron, had also not seemed a particularly good prospect for matrimony. Yet the arrival of Josephine Williams in 1903 doomed his chances for remaining a bachelor. A native of Bowen, Illinois, Josephine (or "Jo") Williams grew up on a farm west of Omaha. She attended the Illinois Page 7 Training School for nurses in Chicago and began work as a nurse in the city before she contracted tuberculosis. In her mid-twenties, she hoped the dry climate of Arizona might save her.

In such less than glamorous surroundings, they began to transform the magazine. And the providential, if hesitant, visit by a photographer to Carlson's office a month after he took the job confirmed the direction the new editor wanted to take. An immigrant from Germany, now residing in Santa Barbara, California, Josef Muench had spied a copy of Arizona Highways during a stay in the state. Muench knocked on Carlson's door and proceeded to show the editor a box of fifty eight-by-ten black-and-white photographs he had taken from throughout Arizona.

Chapter 3 relates Goldwater's participation in aviation and the military and demonstrates how these two components, combined with electronics, proved central to the transformation of Arizona during and after World War II. The next three chapters focus on Goldwater's political career, emphasizing his campaigns and perspectives as city councilman, senator, presidential candidate, and then, once again, senator. His political career, including his run for the White House and his part in the final days of the Nixon presidency, is brought forth in the context of his background as an Arizonan.

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