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Rachel Maddow New Date!

November 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday November 28, 7:00pm

All purchased tickets will be honored at the future event and books will be distributed to ticket holders. Thank you for your understanding and your support.

For information about the Cox Business Convention Center including directions and information about accessible seating visit https://coxcentertulsa.com or you can call 918-894-4350

All ticketing questions, call Ticketmaster at 800-653-8000 or visit their help center https://ticketmaster-us.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/9605825450129-How-to-Contact-Us. Our booksellers are unable to answer questions about tickets. Please be sure to contact Ticketmaster or the Cox Center for all ticket related questions.


Magic City Books welcomes Rachel Maddow back to Tulsa for an unforgettable evening in conversation with Magic City Books President, Jeff Martin. Explore hidden histories, pernicious plots, and plenty of jaw dropping revelations. 

Inspired by the research for her #1 Apple podcast, Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra, from MSNBC, PREQUEL traces the rise of a radical strain of authoritarianism that has been alive and well in America for the better part of a century. As we navigate through our own disquieting times, PREQUEL offers a roadmap from U.S. history, marked both with heroics to emulate and traps and pitfalls to avoid.

This ticketed event will be hosted at Cox Business Convention Center located in downtown Tulsa. Tickets for the event are available through Ticketmaster at: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/20005F19BA4DC9B8 or you can purchase tickets in person at the BOK Center box office.

Each ticket comes with one (1) hardcover copy of Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism by Rachel Maddow and one (1) seat at the event on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. There is a limit of four tickets per customer.

Please note that Winterfest has begun and 3rd Street between Denver and Frisco is closed. Please plan your route to the Convention Center accordingly.

Although Cox Business Convention Center does not own or operate a parking garage, there are nearly 10,000 parking spots nearby. The Civic Center Parkade is adjacent to the venue. The City of Tulsa offers on-street metered parking (using the Park Mobile app) and privately owned lots determine their own parking rates.

Doors open at 6:00 pm and the program will begin at 7:00 pm.

Upon entry you will pass through a security checkpoint and then scan your ticket to enter. After scanning your ticket, you will receive your copy of Prequel by Rachel Maddow.

Please be advised, only small clutch purses, approximately the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap and no larger than 4.5”to 6.5” will be allowed in the venue for this event. 

Late arrivals will be be allowed entry and seated in your reserved seat.

There are a limited number of Rachel’s earlier book, Blowout for the special price of $10 at the merchandise table.

Event information will be sent to the email address used to purchase the ticket. Please be sure to check that account for any updates about the event and share with other members of your party.

If you have a ticket and are unable to attend the event, you will be able to pick up your book at Magic City Books during normal business hours. The last day for ticket holders to pick up Prequel by Rachel Maddow is Friday, December 29, 2023.

About Prequel

Rachel Maddow traces the fight to preserve American democracy back to World War II, when a handful of committed public servants and brave private citizens thwarted far-right plotters trying to steer our nation toward an alliance with the Nazis.

Inspired by her research for the hit podcast Ultra, Rachel Maddow charts the rise of a wild American strain of authoritarianism that has been alive on the far-right edge of our politics for the better part of a century. Before and even after our troops had begun fighting abroad in World War II, a clandestine network flooded the country with disinformation aimed at sapping the strength of the U.S. war effort and persuading Americans that our natural alliance was with the Axis, not against it. It was a sophisticated and shockingly well-funded campaign to undermine democratic institutions, promote antisemitism, and destroy citizens’ confidence in their elected leaders, with the ultimate goal of overthrowing the U.S. government and installing authoritarian rule.

That effort worked–tongue and groove–alongside an ultra-right paramilitary movement that stockpiled bombs and weapons and trained for mass murder and violent insurrection.

At the same time, a handful of extraordinary activists and journalists were tracking the scheme, exposing it even as it was unfolding. In 1941 the U.S. Department of Justice finally made a frontal attack, identifying the key plotters, finding their backers, and prosecuting dozens in federal court.

None of it went as planned.

While the scheme has been remembered in history–if at all–as the work of fringe players, in reality it involved a large number of some of the country’s most influential elected officials. Their interference in law enforcement efforts against the plot is a dark story of the rule of law bending and then breaking under the weight of political intimidation.

That failure of the legal system had consequences. The tentacles of that unslain beast have reached forward into our history for decades. But the heroic efforts of the activists, journalists, prosecutors, and regular citizens who sought to expose the insurrectionists also make for a deeply resonant, deeply relevant tale in our own disquieting times.

Rachel Maddow is host of the Emmy Award-winning Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Drift and Blowout, and the New York Times bestselling co-author of Bag Man. Maddow received a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University and earned her doctorate in political science at Oxford University. She lives in New York City and Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula.


November 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Magic City Books


Cox Business Convention Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103
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