Tucson Festival of Books

Western Vistas


A twentieth-century view of the West from authors who have traveled its terrain from the High Plains to the Grand Canyon floor.


Panelists
Will Grant

Will Grant was born and raised outside Denver, Colo. After college, he worked as a cowboy and a horse trainer in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas, where he apprenticed under the legendary horseman Jack Brainard....

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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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Melissa Sevigny

Melissa L. Sevigny is a science journalist at KNAU (Arizona Public Radio). She has worked in water policy, sustainable agriculture and space exploration. She is the author of "Brave the Wild River," "Under Desert Skies" and "Mythical River....

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Books:
The Last Ride of the Pony Express
My 2,000-mile Horseback Journey Into the Old West
Will Grant
History / Biography
Little Brown
January 2023
ISBN 9780316422314
336 pages
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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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Brave the Wild River
The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon
Melissa Sevigny
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
W. W. Norton, Incorporated
May 2023
ISBN 9780393868234
304 pages
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