Russell Shorto

2 Replies to “Space Is the Place!”

  1. terry reill says:

    Just read ” The island at the Ctr of the world”.. i read a great many history books, 2-3 per month, your book blew me away. I loved it. Thank you for writing it.

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About the Author

  I was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. I have three children (Anna, Eva and Anthony) and three step-children (Reinier, Hector and Benjamin).  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 senior scholar at the New Netherland Institute and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. My interests include the past, the present and the future, not necessarily in that order.  

photo by Keke Keukelaar