University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Craig Nelson

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Mr. Nelson is sponsored by the University of Arizona Libraries

Craig Nelson is the New York Times-bestselling author of "Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness," as well as "The Age of Radiance," Rocket Men," Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations" (winner of the Henry Adams Prize), "The First Heroes," and "Let’s Get Lost" (shortlisted for W.H. Smith’s Book of the Year). His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, National Geographic, The New England Review, Popular Science, Reader’s Digest, and a host of other publications. He lives in Greenwich Village.

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Scheduled events:
Craig Nelson
Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness: This book follows, moment by moment, the sailors, soldiers, pilots, diplomats, admirals, generals, emperor, and president as they engineer, fight, and react to this ... dramatic moment in world history.

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
History / Biography

Author: Craig Nelson
WWII: 1941 and the USS Arizona
The battleship Arizona served with pride and distinction in the US Navy from 1916 until 1941. Best-selling authors will share stories from this epic moment in US history.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Craig Nelson, Marc Wortman
Moderator: Trent Purdy
WWII: Pearl Harbor
In commemoration of 75 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, authors discuss the shadow war FDR waged prior to the attack, warnings and missteps leading up to the attack, and the day that will live in infamy which launched the U.S. into WWII.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 567)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Foyer (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Craig Nelson, Steve Twomey, Marc Wortman
Moderator: Christopher Conover

Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness
Scribner - Simon & Schuster
September 2016
ISBN 9781451660494
Hardcover, 384 pages
$32.00, INSTORE
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Published in time for the 75th anniversary, a gripping and definitive account of the event that changed twentieth-century America—Pearl Harbor—based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times bestselling author. More/less

The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era
History / Biography
Scribner - S&S
December 2014
ISBN 9781451660449
Paperback, 448 pages
$18.00, INSTORE
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“A thrilling, intense, and disturbing account of the atomic era, from the discovery of X-rays to the tragic meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant…Rich with powerful images and fraught with drama” (The Christian Science Monitor). More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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