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

Legacies of Manifest Destiny

Hear stories of westward expansion, including the unusual friendship between Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull; the ill-fated Donner Party that resorted to cannibalism to survive; and Chief Joseph and General O.O. Howard as unlikely protagonists in the Nez Perce War. Assistive listening devices available.

Daniel Sharfstein

Daniel J. Sharfstein is a professor of law and history at Vanderbilt University and is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. His first book, "The Invisible Line: A Secret History of Race in America," won numerous awards, including the J....

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Deanne Stillman

Deanne Stillman is a widely published, critically acclaimed writer. Her books include "Blood Brothers" (starred review in Kirkus, appeared on "best of the year" lists in True West Magazine, The Millions and Orange County Register, praised by Doug Brinkley, Ron Rosenbaum, Thomas Powers, Doug Peacock, Robert Utley); "Desert Reckoning"(winner of the Spur and LA Press Club Awards for nonfiction, a Southwest Book of the Year and amazon editors pick, praised in Newsweek, and based on a Rolling Stone piece) and "Mustang" (a Los Angeles Times 'best book of the year') praised by Tony Hillerman and Michael Blake ("Dances with Wolves"), now available in audio with Anjelica Huston, Frances Fisher, Wendie Malick, John Densmore- the Drummer in the Doors, and Richard Portnow....

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Michael Wallis Cancelled

Michael Wallis is a historian and biographer of the American West and also has gained international notoriety as a speaker and voice talent. In 2006, Michael’s distinctive voice was heard in Cars -- an animated feature film from Pixar Studios....

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Thunder in the Mountains
Daniel J. Sharfstein

W. W. Norton
April 2017
ISBN 9780393239416
384 pages
$29.95, INSTOCK
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In 1865 Union Army General Oliver Otis Howard took charge of the Freedmen's Bureau, tasked with helping millions of former slaves become free and equal citizens. More/less

Blood Brothers
Deanne Stillman
Simon & Schuster
October 2017
ISBN 9781476773520
288 pages
$27.00, INSTOCK
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The little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West—Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull—told through their time in Cody’s Wild West show in the 1880s. More/less

The Way West
Michael Wallis

April 2017
ISBN 9780871407696
320 pages
$27.95, INSTOCK
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Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, bestselling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America s westward expansion. More/less

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Tucson Medical Center

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Stocker Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
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