University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Jonathan Eig

Arizona Daily Star

Jonathan Eig is the New York Times best-selling author of five books: "Ali: A Life," "Luckiest Man," "Opening Day," "Get Capone" and "The Birth of the Pill."

Ken Burns calls Jonathan Eig a master storyteller. Before writing books, Jonathan worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Chicago magazine, The Dallas Morning News and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He has also written for The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Washington Post. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and on numerous documentaries.

Jonathan lives in Chicago with his wife and children.

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Scheduled events:
The Vietnam War: Soldiers and Activists
America's conflict in Vietnam as reflected in the stories of soldiers on the front lines such as CIA operative Edward Landsdale, General Creighton Abrams and war resisters such as Muhammad Ali. Assistive listening devices available.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Max Boot, Gregory Daddis, Jonathan Eig
Moderator: Tom Zoellner
Muhammad Ali: From Hated to Greatest
How did Ali go from the most despised man of his time to the most beloved? New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Eig gained unique access to Ali's inner circle in writing the definitive biography of America's most fascinating sports hero.

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

Panelist: Jonathan Eig
Moderator: John Humenik
Race, Social Injustice and the Athlete's Role
Race and social injustice remain societal issues. What roles does the athlete play in addressing them? Assistive listening devices available.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jonathan Eig, Leland Melvin, Leigh Montville
Moderator: Frederick Klein

Ali: A Life
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
October 2017
ISBN 9780544435247
Hardcover, 640 pages
$30.00, INSTOCK
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The definitive biography of an American icon, from aNew York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). More/less

The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
W.W. Norton & Co.
ISBN 9780393351897
Paperback, 400 pages
$16.95, INSTOCK
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Documents the pivotal contributions of a feminist birth-control campaigner, a wealthy schizophrenic's wife, a disgraced Harvard scientist and a boundary-breaking Catholic doctor in the development of the birth-control pill. More/less

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