Tucson Festival of Books

Intriguing Women


Three pathbreaking authors employ extensive research in CIA files and elsewhere to shed new light on women in Cold War espionage, the JFK assassination and Oswald family dynamics.


Panelists
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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Liza Mundy

Liza Mundy is an award-winning journalist and The New York Times best-selling author of four books, including "Code Girls." A former staff writer for The Washington Post, Mundy writes for The Atlantic, Politico and Smithsonian Magazine, among other publications....

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Deanne Stillman

Deanne Stillman is a highly regarded author known for her captivating storytelling and profound exploration of the American West's rich and often untamed history. With a career spanning decades, Stillman has crafted a body of work that delves into the complex tapestry of the real and mythological frontier, blending meticulous research with evocative prose....

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Books:
The Sisterhood
The Secret History of Women at the CIA
Liza Mundy
History / Biography
Crown
October 2023
ISBN 9780593238172
480 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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American Confidential
Uncovering the Bizarre Story of Lee Harvey Oswald and his Mother
Deanne Stillman
History / Biography
Melville House
November 2023
ISBN 9781685890681
Hardcover, 256 pages

A noirish mother-son tale that plays out across the Wild West of mid-twentieth century America, delving into Oswald's nomadic boyhood, and the world of his restless and disillusioned mother, who passed along a legacy of class resentment and a clamorous need to matter.