Russell Shorto is an author, historian, and journalist who is best known for his book on the Dutch origins of New York City, The Island at the Center of the World.
Russell Shorto's grandfather was a mob leader in the industrial town of Johnstown, Pa. He writes about the family havoc that resulted from his grandfather's operation in the new memoir, 'Smalltime.'
Russell Shorto, author of the national bestseller The Island at the Center of the World, on Fort Amsterdam and the Dutch colony it protected
Best-selling author, and usual host of this podcast, Russell Shorto sits down with "Praatjes" producer Steve McErleane to discuss Shorto's latest book, Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom. The conversation also covers Shorto's insights into the interpretation of historical evidence, his thoughts on the craft of writing, and his experiences as an author.
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Feb 8th, 1959
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1 hour, 56 minutes
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