Tom Shachtman is an author, filmmaker, and educator who has written over thirty books along with a series of documentary films and has lectured at various universities and historical societies. This interview is based on his forthcoming book Gentleman Scientists and Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment (Palgrave Macmillan Trade, October 2014).
JF: In two sentences, what is the argument of Gentleman Scientists and Revolutionaries?
TS: I am currently working on a new, 21st century science history but am not yet ready to divulge the subject.
Thanks to Megan Piette for facilitating this installment of the Author’s Corner