Tucson Festival of Books

Chris Wimmer



Sneaky Big Studios

Lee and Beth Baumgardner

Chris Wimmer is the creator, host and lead writer of "Legends of the Old West," a long-form, narrative podcast that tells true stories of the American West. He has a master's degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and has won numerous local, state and national awards for his writing. "The Summer of 1876" is his first book.

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Scheduled events:
Into the Sunset
A trio of writers use the Pony Express, America's centennial year, and a cowboy detective's dramatic life story to reflect on the passing of the Old West.

UA Library/Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Will Grant, Nathan Ward, Chris Wimmer
Moderator: Russell True, Jr.
The West in Fact and Fiction
Historian Chris Wimmer, journalist Will Grant, and novelist Elizabeth Crook explore the reality and romance of the Old West. The dramatic events of America's centennial year, the adventures of a modern-day pony express rider, and an epic tale of frontier flight and pursuit testify to its persistent claim on the modern imagination.

UA Library/Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 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: Elizabeth Crook, Will Grant, Chris Wimmer
Moderator: Heidi Osselaer

Book:
The Summer of 1876
Outlaws, Lawmen, and Legends in the Season That Defined the American West
History / Biography
St. Martin's Publishing Group
May 2023
ISBN 9781250280893
320 pages