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Shorto, Russell

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Works: 61 works in 212 publications in 6 languages and 14,510 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Sources  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: F128.4, B
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Publications about Russell Shorto
Publications by Russell Shorto
Most widely held works by Russell Shorto
The island at the center of the world : the epic story of Dutch Manhattan and the forgotten colony that shaped America by Russell Shorto( Book )
50 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,749 libraries worldwide
When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records'recently declared a national treasure'are now being translated. Drawing on this remarkable archive, Russell Shorto has created a gripping narrative'a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan'that transforms our understanding of early America. The Dutch colony pre-dated the "original" thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own. From the Trade Paperback edition
Descartes' bones : a skeletal history of the conflict between faith and reason by Russell Shorto( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
The best-selling author of The Island at the Center of the World chronicles the more than three-hundred-year debate between religion and science as revealed through the long and momentous odyssey of the skeletal remains of French philosopher René Descartes, creator of the famous phrase "I think, therefore I am."
Amsterdam : a history of the world's most liberal city by Russell Shorto( Book )
21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,156 libraries worldwide
Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low slung brick houses lining tidy canals, student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars, art lovers know it for Rembrandts glorious portraits. But the deeper history of Amsterdam, what makes it one of the most fascinating places on earth, is bound up in its unique geography the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay and the democratic philosophy that this enduring struggle fostered
The Civil War chronicle : the only day-by-day portrait of America's tragic conflict as told by soldiers, journalists, politicians, farmers, nurses, slaves, and other eyewitnesses by J. Matthew Gallman( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
"In this chronicle we hear the real voices of the soldiers, nurses, farmers, laborers, slaves, and freed people who lived through America's most tragic conflict. The Civil War Chronicle is a collection of the letters, diaries, speeches, telegrams, newspaper accounts, and official battlefield reports penned by those people, both famous and anonymous, who felt compelled to record their experiences because they sensed that their lives were significant. Also included are hundreds of period images which, along with the carefully chosen yet highly eclectic accounts, help recapture the day-to-day texture of life during the Civil War at all levels of Union and Confederate society."--Jacket
Gospel truth : the new image of Jesus emerging from science and history and why it matters by Russell Shorto( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 738 libraries worldwide
We know of Jesus is myth. Many people believe that to move closer to historical and scientific truth is to undermine spiritual truth. But Shorto reports on a profound change in thinking that is under way among the scholars, clergy, and ordinary Christians who believe that the new findings about the life and times of Jesus do not negate Christian faith but in fact give it new life and a secure foundation in the modern world
Jackie Robinson and the breaking of the color barrier by Russell Shorto( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
A biography of the black athlete who broke the color barrier in major league baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947
Tecumseh and the dream of an American Indian nation by Russell Shorto( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
A biography of the Shawnee warrior, orator, and leader who united a confederacy of Indians in an effort to save Indian land from the advance of white soldiers and settlers
Geronimo and the struggle for Apache freedom by Russell Shorto( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Recounts the life story of the Apache chief who led one of the last great Indian uprisings
Abraham Lincoln and the end of slavery by Russell Shorto( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
A brief biography of Abraham Lincoln, describing his political career, his feelings about slavery, and his role as president during the Civil War
Saints and madmen : psychiatry opens its doors to religion by Russell Shorto( Book )
11 editions published between 11 and 2000 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
"Russell Shorto tells remarkable stories of people suffering from what once were deemed spiritual afflictions, then came to be seen as purely medical disorders, and now, thanks to this new generation of psychiatric pioneers, are being treated as both. "In the process, Shorto brings to bear issues from the cutting edge of consciousness studies. He explores the shared territory of psychosis and mysticism; the changing meaning of 'self', 'soul', 'mind', and 'brain'; the theory that psychotropic drugs have a spiritual dimension; the meaning of religious terrorism; and the possibility that addiction and depression are spiritual conditions. In weaving his case studies into a single story, Shorto delivers a concise update on the science of the mind and the newest efforts to probe the deepest meaning of human existence"--Jacket
Descartes' bones [a skeletal history of the conflict between faith and reason] by Russell Shorto( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
"Since 1666, [Rene] Descartes' bones have been fought over, stolen, and sold--by adherents to both religious and scientific doctrine. But why? The answer lies in Descartes' legendary expression, 'I think, therefore I am, ' which prompted the notion that knowledge can be found in facts, not church teachings. With that seemingly innocuous phrase, Descartes presented skepticism to the world--and profoundly changed the course of humankind."--Container
The island at the center of the world the epic story of Dutch Manhattan & the forgotten colony that shaped America by Russell Shorto( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Before there were 13 colonies, there was New Netherland. Founded by the Dutch, this tiny community on the edge of the wilderness supported a staggering array of peoples. Surrounded by intolerant Puritans, the colony took its cue from Amsterdam, Europe's most liberal city. Inevitably the Dutch and English clashed--and a new nation was born
Careers for animal lovers by Russell Shorto( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
Includes interviews with people who hold such varied careers as animal illustrator, pet store owner, dairy farmer, and zoo biologist, telling what they do, how they got started, and the necessary preparation for each job
Thomas Jefferson and the American ideal by Russell Shorto( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Traces the life and achievements of the Virginian who wrote the Declaration of Independence and served as the third president of the United States
Abraham Lincoln : to preserve the Union by Russell Shorto( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
A biography of the President who led the country through the stormy years of the Civil War
David Farragut and the great naval blockade by Russell Shorto( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
A biography of the American naval officer for whom Congress created the rank of full admiral. The story of the outstanding naval commander who closed the Gulf ports to Confederate blockade-running during the Civil War. Bowker Authored Title code. A four-page "Civil War Time Line" opens this book, which also includes a timeline of David Farragut's life & accomplishments. As a child, James Glasgow Farragut was befriended by naval Commander David Porter. Farragut (who changed his name to David) was a midshipman at age nine & won important battles for the North during the Civil War. The reference aids in this book will lead students to many other sources. There are sources on Farragut, the War of 1812, naval history, & the Civil War. Index
Careers for people who like people : interviews by Russell Shorto( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
People working in a wide range of careers, including a day care worker, flight attendant, and hotel manager, describe the daily routine, benefits, and drawbacks of their jobs and the education and training they received
Careers for foreign language experts : interviews by Russell Shorto( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Includes interviews with people who hold such varied careers as tour consultant, literary agent, international lawyer, and foreign language textbook editor, describing what they do, how they got started, and the necessary preparation for each job
Careers for people who like to perform : interviews by Russell Shorto( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
People working in a wide range of performing careers, including a trial lawyer, comedian, dancer, and anchorwoman, describe the daily routines, benefits, and drawbacks of their jobs and the education and training they received
Careers for hands-on types : interviews by Russell Shorto( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
People who work with their hands, including a tailor, film editor, and masseuse, describe what they do in their jobs, how they got there, and what others would need to get a similar job
 
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ショート, ラッセル
Languages
English (121)
Dutch (13)
German (3)
Spanish (3)
Portuguese (2)
Japanese (1)
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