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



David Barreda

Greg Grandin's newest book "The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America" looks at our migration policies from before the revolutionary war to President Trump's trying to close the southern border and its impact on our nation. Grandin is the author of "Fordlandia," a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A professor of history at New York University, Grandin has published many widely acclaimed books, including "Empire's Workshop," "Kissinger's Shadow" and "The Empire of Necessity," which won the Bancroft Prize.

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Scheduled events:
Hot Off The Press
Book launch party exclusively for Friends of the Festival!

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 250, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Charlie Jane Anders, Jillian Cantor, Alyssa Cole, Greg Grandin, J. A. Jance, Phillip Margolin, Harriet Tyce
Let's Get Real: Life on the Border
Francisco Cantu, Greg Grandin and Scott Whiteford — three authors with in-depth knowledge of our complex border issues — will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of life along the line.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Francisco Cantú, Greg Grandin, Scott Whiteford
Moderator: Ron Barber
Democracy at its Foundation
Historians and best-selling authors H.W. Brands, Stephen Fried and Greg Grandin discuss the events and personalities of those dangerous early years of our democracy — and how they shaped our understanding of America today.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: H.W. Brands, Stephen Fried, Greg Grandin
Moderator: Jonathan Rothschild

Books:
The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Metropolitan/Henry Holt
March 2019
ISBN 9781250179821
288 pages
$30.00, INSTOCK
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From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump’s border wall. More/less

Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
History / Biography
Picador
April 2010
ISBN 9780312429621
432 pages
$20.00, INSTORE
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The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. More/less

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

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Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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