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)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Tom Clavin

Photo by George Mitrovich

Mr. Clavin is appearing courtesy of St. Martin's Press

Tom Clavin was born in the Bronx, and when he was eight his family moved to Long Island. He graduated from Deer Park High School, and then attended Suffolk Community College, University of Southern California, SUNY Albany, and SUNY Stony Brook, eventually scoring a Master's Degree in literature. After knocking around the country for a while, his first professional job was as a publicist and proofreader for Sterling Publishing, which at the time produced annual editions of "The Guinness Book of World Records." He began freelance writing and editing in 1980, and moved to Sag Harbor, NY two years later. Tom still lives there, and his two children, Kathryn and Brendan, were born and raised in Sag Harbor. His professional positions have included working in the newspaper game on eastern Long Island – 15 years as a roving writer for The New York Times, managing editor of The East Hampton Star, editor-in-chief of the Independent chain of weeklies, and writing arts features and the "Farther East" column for the Press News Group. Gradually, writing nonfiction books became his full-time occupation.

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Scheduled events:
The Mythic West
How history becomes part of popular culture through the stories of Dodge City, the wickedest town in the West; the making of the movie classic High Noon; and how Western Ways films helped create the Southwest's regional identity.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tom Clavin, Glenn Frankel, Jennifer Jenkins
Moderator: Herb Stratford

Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
History / Biography
St. Martin's - Mac
February 2017
ISBN 9781250071484
Hardcover, 400 pages
$29.99, INSTORE
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Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. More/less

Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission
Simon & Schuster
October 2016
ISBN 9781476774855
Hardcover, 368 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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From the authors of the New York Times bestselling The Heart of Everything That Is and Halsey’s Typhoon comes the dramatic, untold story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who fly their lone B-17 into the teeth of the Japanese Empire in 1943, engage in the longest dogfight in history, and change the momentum of the War in the Pacific—but not without making the ultimate sacrifice. 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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