Tucson Festival of Books

Steve Drummond


Hughes Federal Credit Union

Steve Drummond is a journalist at NPR in Washington where he has been a senior editor for more than two decades. He has been a reporter with newspapers in Florida and the Associated Press in Michigan and has written for many publications, including the St. Petersburg Times, The Detroit News, The New York Times, Education Week and Teacher Magazine. He lives in Maryland, where he also teaches journalism at the University of Maryland. His book is "The Watchdog."

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Scheduled events:
Democracy in Peril
From the 1920s rise of the Ku Klux Klan to combatting graft and corruption in WWII procurement, two seasoned journalists show how relatively unknown actors saved the country from impending disaster.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steve Drummond, Timothy Egan
Moderator: Peter Michaels
Politicians and Spies
An award-winning journalist and a filmmaker shine light into dark corners of the recent past, from wartime graft and corruption to the Cold War world of women spies and the Kennedy assassination. These are stories you didn't read in the history books.

UA Library/Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steve Drummond, Mary Haverstick
Moderator: ellen stevens

Book:
The Watchdog
How the Truman Committee Battled Corruption and Helped Win World War Two
History / Biography
Harlequin Enterprises ULC
May 2023
ISBN 9781335449504
448 pages
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