University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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James Scott



Mic Smith

Arizona Daily Star

A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, James M. Scott is the author of "Target Tokyo," which was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist and was named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus, The Christian Science Monitor and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His other works include "The War Below" and "The Attack on the Liberty," which won the Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison Award. His new book is "Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila."

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Scheduled events:
Rampage: MacArthur and the Battle of Manila
American General Douglas MacArthur, driven from the Philippines at the beginning of World War II, famously vowed to return. James Scott, author of "Rampage," will explore the untold story of MacArthur's homecoming in 1945 — and the 29-day battle that destroyed Manila and resulted in the death of 100,000 civilians.

Arizona Daily Star Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Military
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Arizona Daily Star Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: James Scott
Moderator: Tim Steller
War and the Pacific
Tragic stories from war-time Pacific grip our imaginations. But in the hands of these expert raconteurs, they become living testaments to our historical past. James M. Scott, author of "Rampage," Hampton Sides, author of "On Desperate Ground," and Sam Kleiner, author of "The Flying Tigers," bring us the untold stories, heartbreaks, and heroes from the Pacific.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sam Kleiner, James Scott, Hampton Sides
Moderator: Sara Vladic
Images of MacArthur
Three best-selling authors discuss the military and political legacy of one of America's most controversial generals.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: H.W. Brands, James Scott, Hampton Sides
Moderator: Dyana Furmansky

Books:
Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita and the Battle of Manila
History / Biography
W.W. Norton & Co.
October 2018
ISBN 9780393246940
640 pages
$32.95, INSTORE
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The definitive history of one of the most brutal campaigns of the war in the Pacific.

Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor
History / Biography
W.W. Norton & Co.
April 2016
ISBN 9780393352276
672 pages
$18.95, INSTORE
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On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan's factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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