Tom Shachtman





Tom Shachtman


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I consider myself fortunate in that I always wanted to write, have been able to do so since my undergraduate days, and have had my work published and produced in many forms – histories, novels, children’s books, documentaries, fictional programs, poetry, plays, songs, newspaper columns, magazine articles, even a comic book.

My first book, THE DAY AMERICA CRASHED, was published in 1979, and since then I’ve written nearly three dozen others. Currently I’m working on a new one, THE SCIENCE OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan.

I’m delighted that my 1999 book, ABSOLUTE ZERO AND THE CONQUEST OF COLD, became the basis for a two-hour documentary special for BBC and PBS, broadcast in 2008. The program and my script for it w
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