Tucson Festival of Books

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.


Panelists
Will Grant

Will Grant was born and raised outside Denver, Colo. After college, he worked as a cowboy and a horse trainer in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas, where he apprenticed under the legendary horseman Jack Brainard....

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Nathan Ward

Nathan Ward is the author of "The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett," which was nominated for the Edgar and Anthony awards, as well as "Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront." He has written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Crimereads and Westword, and he was an editor at American Heritage Magazine for several years....

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Chris Wimmer

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....

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Books:
The Last Ride of the Pony Express
My 2,000-mile Horseback Journey Into the Old West
Will Grant
History / Biography
Little Brown
January 2023
ISBN 9780316422314
336 pages
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Son of the Old West
The Odyssey of Charlie Siringo: Cowboy, Detective, Writer of the Wild Frontier
Nathan Ward
History / Biography
Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
January 2023
ISBN 9780802162083
368 pages
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The Summer of 1876
Outlaws, Lawmen, and Legends in the Season That Defined the American West
Chris Wimmer
History / Biography
St. Martin's Publishing Group
May 2023
ISBN 9781250280893
320 pages