VIRTUAL - Jamie Thompson - STANDOFF

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

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Jamie Thompson will be in conversation with Tim Rogers.

In STANDOFF: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation, Jamie Thompson, who covered the Dallas police shooting for the Washington Post, creates a minute-by-minute retelling of the events of July 7th as a small team of cops are forced to corner the gunman inside a community college in downtown Dallas. Gripping and heartbreaking, Thompson has written intimate portrayals of the crisis negotiator—a 21-year department veteran who spent hours bonding with the gunman before the night’s dramatic end; a surgeon—the only black doctor on a team of 12 trauma surgeons—who operated on the fallen officers; Shetamia Taylor, the thirty-eight-year-old mother to four boys, who was shot during the protest; and the SWAT officers who were tasked with stopping the gunman. 

Jamie Thompson covered the Dallas police shooting for The Washington Post. Her later account of that night for The Dallas Morning News won an Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in writing. She has been a contributing editor for D Magazine and an associate professor of journalism at the University of Dallas. Her work also has appeared in Texas Monthly and the Tampa Bay Times.

Tim Rogers is the editor of D Magazine, where he has worked since 2001. He won the National Magazine Award for profile writing in 2012. He says you should wear a mask.

Standoff: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation By Jamie Thompson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250204219
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 22nd, 2020