“If there’s a better living writer of history than Simon Schama, I’d sure like to know who it is.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
“. . .plenty of gorgeous writing from this most elegant of stylists.” (Christian Science Monitor)
“Schama tells this complex story through a series of richly drawn, idiosyncratic individuals, from musical bureaucrats to rebellious slaves.” (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Simon Schama’s Rough Crossings . . . brilliantly re-creates the histories of runaway slaves in and after the American revolution. (Sunday Times (London))
“A lively and accessible book.” (Newsday)
” Schama is back at his best -and historians don’t come much better than that. (Sunday Times (London))
About the Author
Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York. His award-winning books include Scribble, Scribble, Scribble; The American Future: A History; National Book Critics Circle Award winner Rough Crossings; The Power of Art; The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age; Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution; Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations); Landscape and Memory; Rembrandt's Eyes; and the History of Britain trilogy. He has written and presented forty television documentary films for the BBC, PBS, and The History Channel, including the Emmy-winning Power of Art, on subjects that range from John Donne to Tolstoy.