University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Bob Boze Bell

Photo by Brian Black

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Bob Boze Bell, as he's called in his hometown (Kingman, Arizona), has published seven colorful and groundbreaking books on the West, with virtually all of them in multiple printings. Among the subjects-Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday and "Classic Gunfights, Volume III," which came out in summer 2007. His most recent book is "The Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok."

In 1999, Bell, along with two other passionate Old West friends, bought "True West" Magazine and moved the editorial offices to Cave Creek, AZ. The magazine, published since 1953, continues to grow and features the distinctive style of Bell's creative vision.

In addition to his efforts for "True West," Boze's work has appeared in "Arizona Highways," "Playboy" and "National Lampoon." His artwork is featured on numerous book covers, and he appears often on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and the Westerns Channel ("True West Moments"), where his historical expertise and art are often featured.

With several new books in the works and an aggressive expansion of the magazine, Boze shows no sign of slowing down.

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Scheduled events:
Mommas, Sons, Cowboys
Three well-known westerners sit around our campfire to discuss the cowboy lives they've shared in their books. Assistive listening devices available.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Bob Boze Bell, H. Alan Day, Rod Miller
Moderator: John Langellier

The Illustrated Life And Times of Wild Bill Hickok
Book / Movie Biz
Two Roads West
January 2018
ISBN 9780692970355
Perfect Paperback

The "Prince of Pistoleers" meets the "Prince of Western History" in this much anticipated new book from Bob Boze Bell-chock full of the great art, rare photos, authoritative history, and that unique dose of Boze whimsy that we have come to expect. More/less

The 66 Kid Raised on the Mother Road
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Voyageur Press
September 2014
ISBN 9780760346952
Paperback, 192 pages
$30.00, INSTOCK
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Offers the history of the famous route 66 including historical context on the American Southwest, along with the author's own history growing up in Arizona in the 1950s and 1960s during the heyday of automobile travel along the road.

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