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


Tucson Electric Power

Sara Vladic, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and New York Times best-selling author, is one of the world’s leading experts on the USS Indianapolis, having become obsessed with the story at the age of 13. Over the next two decades, Vladic met and interviewed 107 of the ship’s survivors, and in 2016 she released an award-winning documentary film on the disaster, USS Indianapolis: The Legacy. She has published new research on Indianapolis in Proceedings, the official journal of the US Navy, and appeared as an expert commentator on PBS’s USS Indianapolis: Live from the Deep, which explored the ship’s wreckage. She and her husband, Ben, live in San Marcos, California. She is the coauthor with Lynn Vincent of the best-seller "Indianapolis."

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Scheduled events:
War is Hell
James Hatch, Hampton Sides, Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic — veterans and historians — will discuss the perils of war and its aftermath, both to the combatants and innocent citizens. These best-selling authors bring unique perspectives to stories both tragic and uplifting.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Hampton Sides, Lynn Vincent, Sara Vladic
Moderator: Bruce Dinges
Sara Vladic
Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man - Based on years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the ... full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II--and the fifty-year fight to exonerate the captain after a wrongful court martial

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
History / Biography

Author: Sara Vladic
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
Aboard the USS Indianapolis
Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic, who co-authored the best-selling "Indianapolis," will reflect on one of the most famous military disasters of all time.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lynn Vincent, Sara Vladic
Moderator: James Swift

Book:
Indianapolis
Military
Simon and Schuster
July 2018
ISBN 9781501135941
$28.00, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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