University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Marc Josef Wortman

Jodi Cohen

Mr. Wortman is sponsored by Raytheon

Marc Wortman is the author of "1941: Fighting the Shadow War," A Divided America in a World at War," The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power" (2006), and "The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta" (2009). "The Millionaires’ Unit" is the basis for an award-winning documentary by Humanus Films. Recipient of Sigma Delta Chi, CASE feature writing and Daily Beast Long Reads awards, Marc has written feature articles for Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, Time and many other publications. He frequently contributes reviews and essays to The Daily Beast. Along the way, he was a columnist for the New Haven Register and senior editor at the Yale Alumni Magazine. He has spoken to audiences around the country and appeared on CNN, NPR, C-SPAN BookTV, the History Channel, and many other radio and television outlets. Marc was born in St. Louis and grew up in the Washington, DC, area. Following college at Brown University, he received a doctorate from Princeton University. He lives with his family in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Scheduled events:
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

1941: Fighting the Shadow War
History / Biography
March 2017
ISBN 9780802126672
Paperback, 432 pages
$18.00, INSTORE
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In1941: Fighting the Shadow War, A Divided America in a World at War, historian Marc Wortman thrillingly explores the little-known history of America’s clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor. More/less

The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta
History / Biography
Public Affairs
June 2010
ISBN 9781586488192
Paperback, 431 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
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The emblematic Civil War story: the ruinous siege and burning of Atlanta, the great city of the South.

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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