Tucson Festival of Books

War in the Pacific

Authors Buzz Bissinger and James Scott come to the festival with very different stories about World War II. In this session, they will compare their notes, and take us back to the horrors and heroics they discovered in the Pacific.

Buzz Bissinger

Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller "3 Nights in August" and "Friday Night Lights," which has sold two million copies and inspired a film and TV franchise....

James Scott

Former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, James M. Scott is the author of "Rampage," which was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the editors at Amazon, Kirkus and Military Times and was chosen as a finalist for the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History by the New York Historical Society....

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The Mosquito Bowl
A Game of Life and Death in World War II
Buzz Bissinger
History / Biography
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2022
ISBN 9780062879929
hc, 480 pages

Black Snow: Curtis Lemay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb
James Scott
History / Biography
W W NORTON & Company
September 2022
ISBN 9781324002994
448 pages
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