Tucson Festival of Books

Democracy in Peril


From the 1920s rise of the Ku Klux Klan to combatting graft and corruption in WWII procurement, two seasoned journalists show how relatively unknown actors saved the country from impending disaster.


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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Timothy Egan

Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of 10 books, including, "A Fever in the Heartland." His book on the Dust Bowl, "The Worst Hard Time," won a National Book Award for nonfiction....

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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 Fever in the Heartland
The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them
Timothy Egan
History / Biography
Penguin
April 2023
ISBN 9780735225268
432 pages
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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Timothy Egan
History / Biography
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2006
ISBN 9780618773473
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