Tom Shachtman

Tom Shachtman is an author, filmmaker, and educator. He has written or co-authored more than thirty books, as well documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS, and has taught at major universities. Publishers Weekly lauded his book Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish as "not only one of the most absorbing books ever written about the Plain People, but a perceptive snapshot of the larger culture in which they live and move." He has written articles for The New York Times, Newsday, Smithsonian, and environmental monthlies, and writes a column for The Lakeville Journal (CT). A two-hour television documentary based on his book Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold was broadcast on PBS in February 2008.


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Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries

Tom Shachtman
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

A fresh exploration of the scientific pursuits of the Founding Fathers that reveals their science as critical to the great political "experiment” of the day...


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Airlift to America

Tom Shachtman
St. Martin's Press

This is the long-hidden saga of how a handful of Americans and East Africans fought the British colonial government, the U.S. State Department, and segregation...


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Rumspringa

Tom Shachtman
North Point Press

Rumspringa is Tom Shachtman’s celebrated look at a littleknown Amish coming-of-age ritual, the rumspringa—the period of “running around” that begins for their...


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