Tucson Festival of Books
10:00 am – 11:00 am
David Maraniss has spent the last three years researching a book about the McCarthy Red Scare era and contemplating the echoes from then to today under a president once tutored by Roy Cohn, who long ago had been Joe McCarthy’s right hand man. Those two eras will serve as the bookends of the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer’s discussion of his 40-plus year search for truth in his books and newspaper articles.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Facts are facts … aren’t they? Rick Wilson, David McCraw and Nina Burleigh will weigh in on “alternate truths” and ponder why so many Americans now believe whatever they hear — as long as it fits their own personal narrative. Leading the conversation will be David Maraniss.