Tucson Festival of Books

James M Scott



Mic Smith

Former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, James M. Scott is the author of "Rampage," which was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the editors at Amazon, Kirkus and Military Times and was chosen as a finalist for the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History by the New York Historical Society. His other works include "Target Tokyo," a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist, "The War Below," and "The Attack on the Liberty," which won the Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison Award. His latest book is "Black Snow: Curtis Lemay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb." Scott lives with his wife and two children in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

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Awards: Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Excellence in Naval Literature; Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History


Scheduled events:
War in the Pacific
Authors Buzz Bissinger and James Scott come to the festival with very different stories about World War II. In this session, they will compare their notes, and take us back to the horrors and heroics they discovered in the Pacific.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Buzz Bissinger, James Scott
Moderator: Melissa Vito
Fire From the Sky
In the early hours of March 10, 1945, 300 American bombers turned 16 square miles of Tokyo into a raging inferno, killing 100,000 people. It was the first time the U.S. deliberately attacked civilians. "If we lose the war, we'll be tried as war criminals," Gen. Curtis LeMay famously said. Why did we do it? How did we do it? Author James M. Scott will take us back to that horrific night in 1945.

Arizona Daily Star Stage (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales Area - Arizona Daily Star Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: James Scott
Moderator: Johanna Eubank

Books:
Black Snow: Curtis Lemay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb
History / Biography
W W NORTON & Company
September 2022
ISBN 9781324002994
448 pages
$35.00
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Rampage
MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila
History / Biography
W. W. Norton, Incorporated
November 2019
ISBN 9780393357561
672 pages