Russell Shorto Book Signing

December 14, 2017

Main Street Books

Russell Shorto, author of the newly published Revolutionary Song: A Story of American Freedom will talk with readers about his book at Main Street Books in Frostburg on Thursday, December 14 at 7:30 pm. Shorto's epic book explores the founding of the American nation, drawing on diaries, letters and autobiographies to flesh out six lives that cast a new light on the Revolutionary era. The book has been praised as "first-rate intellectual history" by The Wall Street Journal and The Chicago Tribune states that the book is "literary alchemy". A book signing will be held after the discussion. Refreshments will be served. Russell Shorto is the best-selling author of The Island at the Center of the World. His other books include Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City and Descartes' Bones, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Shorto is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and a senior scholar at the New Netherland Institute. He lives in Cumberland with his family. Main Street Books is located at 2 E. Main St. in downtown Frostburg. For additional information call 301-689-5605 or e-mail [email protected]