Tucson Festival of Books

Brits Who Dared


Not all dreams are created equal. Bestselling authors S.C. Gwynne and James Hansen contrast the disastrous post-WWI British vision of airship flight and the heroic daring of two men who defied nature to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.


Panelists
S.C. Gwynne

S.C. Gwynne is a renowned Pulitzer Prize finalist and author celebrated for his exceptional storytelling and historical acumen. With a background in journalism and a passion for uncovering the untold stories of the American West, Gwynne has crafted a compelling body of work that includes critically acclaimed books and articles....

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James Hansen

James R. Hansen is a Professor Emeritus of History at Auburn University and the author of "Completely Mad: The Epic Tale of the Race to be First Across the Atlantic Solo in a Rowboat."  An expert in the history of flight, Dr....


Books:
His Majesty's Airship
The Life and Tragic Death of the World's Largest Flying Machine
S.C. Gwynne
History / Biography
Simon and Schuster
May 2023
ISBN 9781982168278
Hardcover, 320 pages
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From the bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Empire of the Summer Moon, the stunning historical tale of the rise and fall of the world's largest airship, and the doomed love story between an ambitious British officer and a married Romanian princess. More/less

Completely Mad
Tom McClean, John Fairfax, and the Epic Race to Row Solo Across the Atlantic
James Hansen
History / Biography
Pegasus Books
July 2023
ISBN 9781639364176
384 pages
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