Russell Shorto

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I was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. I have three children: Anna, Eva and Anthony.  I write books of narrative history; I believe history is most meaningful to us when it manifests itself through individuals in conflict. My books have been published in fourteen languages and have won numerous awards.  I am also a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. My interests include the past, the present and the future, not necessarily in that order.

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