Benjamin Shapell

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About the Author

BENJAMIN SHAPELL is the founder of the Shapell Manuscript Foundation, an independent educational organization with offices in Los Angeles and Herlizya, Israel, whose collection includes original documents of world-renowned individuals, including American presidents and Mark Twain. Shapell has initiated and overseen the creation of numerous publications, exhibitions, and films relating to the central themes of the collection. The Foundation has also partnered in exhibitions with major institutions, including the Library of Congress, the National Library of Israel, and the Smithsonian Institution. Shapell lives with his family in Israel.