Scott Reynolds Nelson

Scott Reynolds Nelson is the author of Steel Drivin’ Man, which won the National Award for Arts Writing, the Anisfield-Wolf Literary Prize, the Merle Curti Prize for best book in U.S. history, and the Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction. His young adult book, Ain’t Nothing But a Man (written with Marc Aronson) won seven national awards, including the Jane Addams Prize for best book on social justice.

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Books in order of publication:

Iron Confederacies: Southern Railways, Klan Violence, and Reconstruction. UNC Press. 1999

Steel Drivin’ Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend. Oxford University Press. 2006.

A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America’s Civil War. Oxford University Press. 2007

Ain’t Nothing But A Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry. National Geographic Books. 2008

A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters. Random House Digital, Inc. 2012.

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