Scott Ellsworth

Longlist, 2021 National Book Awards

Scott Ellsworth is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Game, winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. He has written about American history for the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. (Photo credit: Ruth Killick Publicity)
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The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice

ISBN 9780593182987 Dutton / Penguin Random House

More than one-thousand homes and businesses.  Restaurants and movie theaters, churches and doctors’ offices, a hospital, a public library, a post office.  Looted, burned, and bombed from the air. Over the course of less than twenty-four hours in the spring of 1921, Tulsa’s infamous “Black Wall Street” was wiped off the map—and erased from the history books.  More about this book >

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Scott Ellsworth

Scott Ellsworth is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Game, winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. He has written about American history for the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. Formerly a historian at the Smithsonian Institution, he is the author of The World Beneath Their Feet and Death in a Promised Land, his groundbreaking account of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Scott lives in Ann Arbor, where he teaches in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan.

(Photo credit: Ruth Killick Publicity)

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