Tucson Festival of Books

Redefining the American West


Gain a deeper understanding about the real American West with these two straight shooting authors. They will debunk myths and discuss the region's history, while giving us insight into the relationship between the land and its people.


Panelists
Sara Dant

Sara Dant is Presidential Distinguished Professor and Chair of History at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Her work focuses on environmental politics in the United States with a particular emphasis on the creation and development of consensus and bi-partisanism....

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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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Books:
Losing Eden
An Environmental History of the American West
Sara Dant
Nature / Environment
U of Nebraska Press
June 2023
ISBN 9781496229540
386 pages
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American Scientist Recommended Read Historical narratives often concentrate on wars and politics while omitting the central role and influence of the physical stage on which history is carried out. More/less

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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