A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Prophets and Statesmen

Historians H.W. Brands and Peter Cozzens discuss the lives of John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa and how they altered the trajectory of American history.

H.W. Brands

Henry W. Brands is a New York Times best-selling historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. He teaches at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds a senior chair in the history department....


Peter Cozzens

Peter Cozzens writes about the American Civil War and the American West. Cozzens retired after a 30 year career as a foreign service officer in the U.S. Department of State and served as a captain in the U....

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Tecumseh and the Prophet
The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation
Peter Cozzens
History / Biography
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
January 2020
ISBN 9781524733254
Hardcover, 560 pages
$35.00, INSTORE
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The Zealot and the Emancipator
John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom
H.W. Brands
History / Biography
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
October 2020
ISBN 9780385544009
Hardcover, 464 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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Bestselling historian H. W. Brands narrates the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln - two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation's gravest sin.

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
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Stocker Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation

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