Tom Zoellner

Tom Zoellner is an American author and journalist known for his books on a variety of subjects, including politics, history, and science. He has written about the diamond trade in 'The Heartless Stone,' the history and social impact of uranium in 'Uranium,' and the transformative power of trains in 'Train.' Zoellner's work often combines in-depth research with personal narratives and investigative journalism.


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  1. 1. Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire

    The book chronicles the 1831 slave rebellion in Jamaica, a significant event that hastened the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. The narrative details the planning and execution of the revolt, the brutal suppression by the colonial authorities, and the aftermath, including the public outrage in Britain that led to legislative reform. The book also explores the role of key figures in the uprising, providing a detailed account of this pivotal moment in history.