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

Hampton Sides

Hampton Sides by Gary Oakley

Hampton Sides is author of the critically acclaimed "In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette," "Ghost Soldiers," "Blood and Thunder" and other bestselling works of narrative history. "Hellhound on His Trail" is about the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and the international manhunt for assassin James Earl Ray. "Ghost Soldiers," a World War II narrative which has sold slightly over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into a dozen foreign languages, was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film, "The Great Raid." Hampton’s "Blood and Thunder," about the life and times of controversial frontiersman Kit Carson, was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2006 by Time magazine and is currently under development for the screen.

Hampton is editor-at-large for Outside Magazine and has written for such periodicals as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, Preservation, and Men's Journal. His magazine work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing.

A native of Memphis with a BA in history from Yale, Hampton has guest lectured at Columbia, Stanford, SMU, Yale, and Colorado College, among other institutions. He lives in New Mexico with his wife Anne and their three boys.

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Scheduled events:
Outdoor Adventure Writing
Writers who can't resist the call of the wild swap stories on adventuring and living the bohemian life.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: William Finnegan, Hampton Sides, Scott Thybony
Moderator: Mark Woodhams
Writing Popular History
Best-selling authors explain the craft of writing (and filming) history for broad audiences.

UA BookStore (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Glenn Frankel, Stephen Harrigan, Paul Andrew Hutton, Hampton Sides
Moderator: Bruce Dinges

In the Kingdom of Ice:The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeanette
History / Biography
May 2015
ISBN 9780307946911
Paperback, 480 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. More/less

Hell Hound on His Trail:The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in History
History / Biography
March 2011
ISBN 9780307387431
Paperback, 463 pages
$17.00, INSTORE
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From the best-selling author of Ghost Soldiers comes a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. More/less

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