About the Book

  • The Tucson Tragedy, by John Newport, Ph.D.
  • $16.95
  • 174 pages
  • Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Denver, Colorado

The Tucson Tragedy: Lessons from the Senseless Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords is a fast reading, riveting book that portrays the human side of the January 8, 2011 tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others – and the healing that is taking place.

Written by a Tucsonan living a few blocks from the site of the shooting who is an ardent fan of “Gabby”, The Tucson Tragedy takes readers right to the scene and into the hearts and minds of the victims and their families, the heroes, the assailant and everyone else impacted by this heart-retching tragedy.

Without politicizing or sensationalizing the event and its far-reaching repercussions, this book renders a soul-searching treatment of the underlying dynamics and lessons to be learned from this ghastly event.

A portion of sales proceeds will be donated to charities directly involved in promoting healing of our community, our nation and our nation’s people in the wake of the shooting.

Chapter Outline

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  1. A Beautiful Winter’s Morning
  2. All Hell Breaks Loose
  3. Pandemonium Reigns
  4. A Day Marked by Unspeakable Tragedy
  5. A Day Marked by Unparalleled Heroism
  6. The Healing Begins
  7. Gabrielle Giffords: Portrait of a Highly Effective and Compassionate Public Servant
  8. The Suspect: A Study in Psychological Tragedy
  9. The Fallen: We Must Not Let Them Die in Vain
  10. Moving Forward
  • Afterword
  • Appendix: Donation Opportunities to Promote Healing
  • References
  • About the Author
  • Website
  • Talks and Workshops

"As I read the manuscript for The Tucson Tragedy I was continually impressed by Dr. Newport’s ability to take the reader right to the scene and into the hearts and minds of the victims and their families, the heroes arising from this tragedy, the suspected assailant and everyone else impacted by this painful tragedy. As a Tucsonan, he brings to bear a unique insider’s perspective in rendering a soul-searching treatment of both the underlying dynamics at play in this tragic event and its aftermath, together with the lessons to be learned. This is truly a book written from the heart."

From the foreword by Rabbi Stephanie Aaron (Gabrielle Giffords’ Spiritual Advisor)
Congregation Chaverim, Tucson, Arizona