Tom Zoellner

Tom Zoellner is the author of several nonfiction books, including Island on Fire: The Revolt that Ended Slavery in the British Empire, and works as a professor at Chapman University and Dartmouth College. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The American Scholar, The Oxford American, Time, Foreign Policy, Men’s Health, Slate, Scientific American, Audubon, Sierra, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Texas Observer, Departures, The American Scholar, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. Tom is a fifth-generation Arizonan and a former staff writer for The Arizona Republic and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from The Lannan Foundation, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

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Books in order of publication:

The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire2006
Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World2009
A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America2011
Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World-from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief2014
Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire2020
The National Road2020
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