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Karl Jacoby

Karl Jacoby is a professor of history at Columbia University. The author of two previous books, he has won the Albert J. Beveridge Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among many other honors. He lives in New York.

Books by Karl Jacoby

  1. Book CoverThe Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

    Winner of the Ray Allen Billington Prize and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award

    "An American 'Odyssey,' the larger-than-life story of a man who travels far in the wake of war and gets by on his adaptability and gift for gab." —Wall Street JournalMore