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Reporter and documentary filmmaker Mary Jo McConahay



Born in Chicago, Mary Jo McConahay is an award-winning reporter and documentary filmmaker who covered the wars in Central America and economics in the Middle East. She has traveled in seventy countries and has been fascinated by the history of World War II since childhood when she listened to the stories of her father, a veteran U.S. Navy officer. A graduate of the University of California in Berkeley, she covers Latin America as an independent journalist. Her previous books include Maya Roads and Roccochet. She lives in San Francisco.

Take a look below at her book reviews and after the break watch her presentation from April 13, 2019.

The Tango War Reviews

Publishers’ Weekly – Starred review

Kirkus – Starred review

Foreign Affairs

Wall Street Journal

Christian Science Monitor (Ten Best Books of September)

Santa Fe New Mexican

WWII Reads – Top Twenty WWII Books of 2018

The Times of Israel (with interview)

Los Angeles Review of Books

Mary Jo McConahay (Part 1)


Mary Jo McConahay (Part 2)


Mary Jo McConahay (Part 3) and Q&A



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