Tucson Festival of Books

Distinctively Arizona

Arizona is a magnet for stereotypes, which does a disservice to the complexity and diversity of its history and lesser-known byways. In this session, you're invited to explore the eclectic character of Bisbee, follow the state's Arizona Trail, and learn about the rich and troubled history of Ira Hayes, an Arizona native who famously helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima.

Virgil Hancock III

Virgil Hancock III is a photographer and writer from Tucson, Ariz. "Bisbee: The Alchemical City of the Borderlands" is his fifth photography book. He also has portfolios in two other books about the southwest....

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Tom Holm

Tom Holm is a professor emeritus of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. Professor Holm has published more than 50 articles, books, pamphlets, government reports, book reviews and essays, editorials and book chapters....

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Tom Zoellner

Tom Zoellner is the author of nine nonfiction books, including "Island on Fire: The Revolt that Ended Slavery in the British Empire," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for the best nonfiction book of 2020 and a finalist for the Bancroft Prize and the California Book Award....

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Ira Hayes
The Akimel O'odham Warrior, World War II, and the Price of Heroism
Tom Holm
History / Biography
Grand Central Publishing
January 2023
ISBN 9781538709504
320 pages
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Rim to River
Looking Into the Heart of Arizona
Tom Zoellner
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
University of Arizona Press
January 2023
ISBN 9780816540020
352 pages

The Alchemical City of the Borderlands
Virgil Hancock III
Fine Arts / Photography
V. Hancock
February 2023
ISBN 9798218078638