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)

Jim Turner

Mr. Turner is sponsored by the Catholic Tuition Support Organization

Jim Turner earned his masters degree in U.S. History from the University of Arizona in 1999 at the age of fifty. He became a historian for the Arizona Historical Society in 2001, where he co-authored "The Arizona Story," a fourth grade Arizona history textbook. He retired in 2009 to write "Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State." In June, 2015, Jim traveled from the top of the Rockies to the Sea of Cortez to write "The Mighty Colorado: From the Glaciers to the Gulf." He is currently writing a book about Crater Lake, Oregon.

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Scheduled events:
The Colorado River: Water in a Thirsty Land
Authors view the Colorado River and Glen Canyon through multiple lenses: as travel adventure, aesthetic experience, and critical natural resource.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  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: Peter Friederici, Peter Goin, Melissa Sevigny, Jim Turner
Moderator: Benjamin Wilder

The Mighty Colorado River:From Glaciers to the Gulf
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Rio Nuevo Press
July 2016
ISBN 9781940322049
Paperback, 104 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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Here's your chance to take a trip down one of the world's great rivers from its first trickle to its broad delta. More/less

Arizona:A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State
History / Biography
Gibbs Smith
October 2011
ISBN 9781423607427
Hardcover, 336 pages
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Jim Turner captures Arizona’s history with engaging words accompanied by scenic and historic images that define the spirit of this last frontier outpost of the continental United States. 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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