Tom Shachtman Biography
Tom Shachtman is an author, documentary filmmaker, and educator. His more
than thirty books include Airlift to America, Rumspringa,
Skyscraper Dreams, The Phone Way, Edith and Woodrow, and
Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold. A two-hour television documentary
based on his book Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold, and his script,
was broadcast on PBS in February 2008 after earlier broadcasts on British and
French pubic television. "It's fascinating
weirdly exciting," The
Guardian wrote. The New York Times Book Review characterized the underlying
book, Absolute Zero, as being written "with passion and clarity," the
Library Journal called it "a truly wonderful book," and the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution said it was "an absolute delight." A companion article to
the documentaries was published in Smithsonian in January 2008.
Visit the author's websit at www.tomshachtman.com
This biography was last updated on 11/22/2009.
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