Tom Zoellner

Tom Zoellner is a nonfiction book author. His most recent book is A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America (Viking/Penguin, January 2012). He is the previous author of Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock that Shaped the World (Viking Penguin, 2009), which won the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award and was called "a remarkable book" by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and "crazy, fascinating" by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show. Tom is also the author ofThe Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit and Desire (Picador, 2007), named a Notable Book of 2006 by the American Library Association. A book called Train: Smoke, Iron and the Invention of the Modern World is forthcoming from Viking/Penguin in the autumn of 2012. Tom is currently an Associate Professor of English at Chapman University in Orange, California. He has previously worked as a contributing editor for Men's Health magazine and as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. He is a 2011 graduate of Dartmouth's Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program

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Class: 
1991
Associate Professor of English
Chapman University
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