From Bizkaia to Boise: The Memoirs of Pete T. Cenarrusa


by Quane Kenyon, with Pete T. Cenarrusa.

“In these pages you will get a glimpse of the Pete Cenarrusa who was a steady, consistent presence in the lives of several generations of Idahoans. You will get some perspective on the teacher, coach, legislator, house speaker, secretary of state, confidante of governors (and critic of some), touchstone for the powerful, friend of the powerless, advocate for farmers, ranchers and sheepherders, and—always—champion of the Basques. What’s more, you will get a sense of the times in which Pete has lived, and the people, places, and causes that helped make him a patriot and statesman in two lands, half a world apart. There is no one I know in public life who is more respected, more admired and more beloved than Pete Cenarrusa. After reading this book, I think you’ll see why.”

— C. L. “Butch” Otter, governor of Idaho, from the preface

2009. ISBN 978-1-877802-91-1, $19.95 USD

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