Tucson Festival of Books

Sports Royalty


Not without hardship and personal pain, some athletes rise above all the others. They become sports royalty. In this session, we will roll out the red carpet for Bo Jackson, Jim Thorpe and Charles Daniels ... and their biographers: Jeff Pearlman, David Maraniss and Michael Lloyd.


Panelists
Michael Loynd

Michael Loynd is a representative on the IOC’s World Union of Olympic Cities, a member of the International Society of Olympic Historians and an Olympic lecturer. Loynd's most recent work is "The Watermen," and his previous book "All Things Irish" was an Amazon Bestseller....

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David Maraniss

David Maraniss is a New York Times bestselling author and associate editor at The Washington Post. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and won a Pulitzer for National Reporting for his 1992 coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton....

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Jeff Pearlman

Jeff Pearlman is the New York Times bestselling of 10 books. He's a former Sports Illustrated senior writer, a former ESPN columnist, former Athletic columnist and former food and fashion writer for the Tennessean....

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Books:
The Watermen
The Birth of American Swimming and One Young Man's Fight to Capture Olympic Gold
Michael Loynd
Sports
Ballantine Books
January 2022
ISBN 9780593357040
416 pages

Path Lit by Lightning
The Life of Jim Thorpe
David Maraniss
Sports
Simon & Schuster
August 2022
ISBN 9781476748412
608 pages
$29.99
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The Last Folk Hero
The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson
Jeff Pearlman
Sports
HarperCollins Publishers
October 2022
ISBN 9780358437673
480 pages
$29.99
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