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Hampton Sides



Kurt Markus

Sponsored by P&T Pearson Foundation

Narrative historian Hampton Sides is the author of the critically acclaimed books "In the Kingdom of Ice," "Ghost Soldiers," "Blood and Thunder" and, most recently, "On Desperate Ground," which is about the classic Korean War battle of Chosin Reservoir.

Hampton is editor-at-large for Outside Magazine and has written for National Geographic, Smithsonian, The American Scholar, The New York Times and The New Yorker, among other publications.

A native of Memphis, a graudate of Yale and a recent fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, he lives in New Mexico and teaches narrative non-fiction at Colorado College.

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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
Hampton Sides: History is His Story
Hampton Sides, one of America's best-loved historians, will discuss which stories pique his interest and spur his imagination during this give-and-take with Kirk Ellis — and you!

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Hampton Sides
Moderator: Kirk Ellis
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:
On Desperate Ground: The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle
History / Biography
Doubleday
October 2018
ISBN 9780385541152
Hardcover, 368 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice, a chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War. More/less

In the Kingdom of Ice
History / Biography
Anchor
May 2015
ISBN 9780307946911
Paperback, 480 pages
$17.00, INSTORE
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New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. 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

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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