Catherine Nixon Cooke is the author of eight biographies and histories, including In Search of Tom Slick: Explorer and Visionary, Powering a City: How Energy and Big Dreams Transformed San Antonio, Juan O’Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations, and The Thistle and the Rose: Romance, Railroads, and Big Oil in Revolutionary Mexico. In addition to her writing career, she has served as CEO of several nonprofit organizations, including the Mind Science Foundation, the San Antonio River Foundation, the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, and the international NGO, the Mountain Institute, with field offices in mountainous regions around the world. Her biography of Tom Slick is now in production as a podcast, starring Andy Samberg as the voice of Tom Slick. San Antonio: City on a Mission is her latest book.
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