Tucson Festival of Books

Quammens in Conversation

David Quammen and Betsy Gaines Quammen discuss their recent books, "The Heartbeat of Wild" and "True West," including reflections on man, nature, and the modern world.

Betsy Gaines Quammen

Betsy Gaines Quammen is a historian, writer and restless investigator of Western culture. She is the author of "American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God, and Public Lands in the West" and "True West: Myth and Mending on the Far Side of America....

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David Quammen

David Quammen has written 18 books, the latest being "The Heartbeat of the Wild." It is drawn from his 20 years writing about wild creatures and wild places on assignments for National Geographic Magazine....

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True West
Myth and Mending on the Far Side of America
Betsy Gaines Quammen
History / Biography
Torrey House Press, LLC
October 2023
ISBN 9781948814874
318 pages
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The Heartbeat of the Wild
Dispatches From Landscapes of Wonder, Peril, and Hope
David Quammen
Nature / Environment
National Geographic Books
May 2023
ISBN 9781426222078
352 pages
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