Tucson Festival of Books

Jim Turner

Jim Turner

Jim Turner is a retired Arizona historian who has been teaching, presenting, editing and writing about Arizona history for more than 45 years. He lives in Tucson. His new book is "Arizona."

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Awards: Southwest Books of the Year, 2012; C. L. Sonnichsen Award for Best Journal of Arizona History Article, 1998

Communities: Arizona Author, Tucsonan

Scheduled events:
Arizona, Up Close and Personal
Gilbert Storms, Jim Turner and Tom Zoellner have studied Arizona for years, each in their very own way. Today they will explore our state's past and present, and maybe even look into its future a bit!

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: C. Storms, Jim Turner, Tom Zoellner
Moderator: Heidi Osselaer

A History of the Grand Canyon State
History / Biography
Rio Nuevo Publishers
November 2020
ISBN 9781940322292
Paperback, 346 pages

Writing for all residents but especially recent retirees, seasonal residents, and new arrivals who want to learn about their new home, Turner ushers readers from the times of ancient cliff dwellings to biotech firms, with fascinating stories of two centuries of mining, ranching, farming, health seekers, education, tourism, and the Five Cs; Wild West legends; unsung heroes; Native American cultures; European settlement; significant people; and much more about this beautiful land and the people who inhabited it.

Four Corners USA
Wonders of the American Southwest
History / Biography
Rio Nuevo Publishers
January 2018
ISBN 9781940322223
98 pages