Russell ShortoRussell Shorto (born February 8, 1959) is an American author, historian, and journalist who is best known for his book on the Dutch origins of New York City, ''The Island at the Center of the World''. Shorto's research for the book relied greatly on the work of the New Netherland Project, now known as the New Netherland Research Center, as well as the New Netherland Institute. Shorto has been the New Netherland Research Center's Senior Scholar since 2013.
His most recent work, published in November 2017, is ''Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom'', which tells the story of the American Revolution through the eyes of six Americans from vastly-different walks of life. Provided by Wikipedia