ABOUT THE BOOK
In the early 19th century, DeWitt Clinton, governor of New York, championed and oversaw the construction of the Erie Canal, which linked the Eastern Seaboard to the Great Lakes and thus helped secure a future for the United States as a dynamic, continent-wide nation.
Two centuries later, DeWitt Clinton descendants join in an exploration of their notable ancestor’s legacy in a book that intertwines national and family history and a photographic journey along the canal’s historic and modern routes. Features photos by George Gruel and hand-drawn maps by C. Brooke Silber.
Kenneth A. Silber has written and edited on various topics in science, economics, politics and history for publications including Scientific American, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Beast. He married into a family of DeWitt Clinton descendants and lives in New Jersey with his wife Brooke Silber and their son DeWitt Silber.
Judge, 25th Annual Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards