University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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

Richard Reeves

Patricia Williams

Mr. Reeves is sponsored by Arizona Public Media

Richard Reeves, Senior Lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, is an author and syndicated columnist whose column has appeared in more than 100 newspapers since 1979. He has received dozens of awards for his work in print, television and film. Reeves has published more than twenty books, translated into more than a dozen languages. Now considered the authoritative work on the 35th president, his book “President Kennedy: Profile of Power” won several national awards and was named the Best Non-Fiction Book of 1993 by Time and Book of the Year by Washington Monthly. In 2010, "Daring Young Men," about the Berlin Airlift in 1948-1949, became a New York Times bestseller and was named Best Book of the Year by the Christian Science Monitor and best history book of the year by the Book-of-the-Month club. Other books include “President Reagan: The Triumph of the Imagination,” (2005), “A Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford” (2007), "Portrait of Camelot: A Thousand Days in the Kennedy White House" (2010) and “The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of The New York Times” (2013). His newest book is “Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II.”

Educated as a mechanical engineer, Richard Reeves began his career in journalism at the age of 23. He has served as a correspondent for the Newark Evening News and the New York Herald Tribune, and was the Chief Political Correspondent of The New York Times. He has also written for numerous other publications, becoming National Editor and Columnist for Esquire and New York Magazine along the way. Named a "literary lion" by the New York Public Library, Reeves has won a number of print journalism awards and has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and juror.

Reeves has also worked extensively on television and in film. He was Chief Correspondent on "Frontline" from 1981-1984. His six television films have won all of television's major documentary awards: the Emmy for "Lights, Camera . . . Politics!" for ABC News; the Columbia-DuPont Award for "Struggle for Birmingham" for PBS; and the George Foster Peabody Award for "Red Star over Khyber" for PBS. He has also appeared in two feature films, "Dave" and "Seabiscuit."

In 1998, he was awarded the Carey McWilliams Award of the American Political Science Association for distinguished contributions to the understanding of American politics. He was the Goldman Lecturer on American Civilization and Government at the Library of Congress that year; the lectures were published by Harvard University Press under the title “What the People Know: Freedom and the Press.”

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Scheduled events:
WWII: Japanese-American Internment
After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Government rounded up and incarcerated over 120,000 American residents of Japanese descent. Three authors examine the history of the internment through photographs, documents, and personal stories, pondering if it could happen again. NOTE: Mr. Reeves will be 20 minutes late to the signing area due to a live interview with CSPAN following the program.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Richard Cahan, Richard Reeves, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Moderator: Susan Quinn
WWII: Asking Why, Internment & the Holocaust
In answering necessary questions surrounding the tragedies of forced internment and the holocaust, these authors remind us that not only did these events happen but what we can learn from them.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Peter Hayes, Richard Reeves, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Moderator: John Kitagawa

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II
History / Biography
Picador - Mac
April 2016
ISBN 9781250081681
Paperback, 384 pages
$18.00, INSTORE
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A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE • Bestselling author Richard Reeves provides an authoritative account of the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese aliens during World War II “Highly readable . More/less

Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift
History / Biography
Simon & Schuster
ISBN 9781416541202
Paperback, 336 pages
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In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new jobs, new wives, and new babies. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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