Tucson Festival of Books

Politicians and Spies


An award-winning journalist and a filmmaker shine light into dark corners of the recent past, from wartime graft and corruption to the Cold War world of women spies and the Kennedy assassination. These are stories you didn't read in the history books.


Panelists
Steve Drummond

Steve Drummond is a journalist at NPR in Washington where he has been a senior editor for more than two decades. He has been a reporter with newspapers in Florida and the Associated Press in Michigan and has written for many publications, including the St....

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Mary Haverstick

Mary Haverstick is a director, writer and cinematographer who founded a Pennsylvania production company and has been directing independent films and commercials for over 30 years. After starting out as on-air television host at her local NBC-affiliate, Haverstick left the anchor chair to develop her skillset behind the camera....

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Books:
The Watchdog
How the Truman Committee Battled Corruption and Helped Win World War Two
Steve Drummond
History / Biography
Harlequin Enterprises ULC
May 2023
ISBN 9781335449504
448 pages
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A Woman I Know
Female Spies, Double Identities, and a New Story of the Kennedy Assassination
Mary Haverstick
History / Biography
Crown
November 2023
ISBN 9780593727812
560 pages
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