Tucson Festival of Books

Cameron McWhirter



AJC

Arizona Daily Star

Cameron McWhirter is a national reporter for The Wall Street Journal and is based in Atlanta. He has covered mass shootings, violent protests and natural disasters across the South. His latest book is "American Gun: The True Story of the AR-15." Earlier, he authored  "Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America." McWhirter has reported for a variety of publications in the United States, Bosnia, Iraq and Ethiopia.

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Awards: Calderwood Journalism Fellow at MacDowell, Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Thomas J. Watson Fellow


Scheduled events:
Gun Violence: The US Scourge
How did guns invade our society? Explore the effect of guns on our minds and sense of safety, how guns impact our criminal justice system and how law enforcement deals with gun use.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jennifer Carlson, Cameron McWhirter, Edwin Raymond
Moderator: Curt Prendergast
In the Crosshairs of History
The AR-15 has taken its place alongside the most infamous firearms in American history, but almost nothing is known about how it came to be. Cameron McWhirter knows. Today, he'll share what he learned when researching "American Gun."

Arizona Daily Star Stage (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing - Arizona Daily Star (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Cameron McWhirter
Moderator: Tim Steller

Books:
American Gun
The True Story of the AR-15
History / Biography
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
September 2023
ISBN 9780374103859
496 pages
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Red Summer
The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America
History / Biography
St. Martin's Publishing Group
July 2012
ISBN 9781250009067
368 pages