Airlift to America website
More information about the book, the creators of the African American Students Foundation who underwrote the airlift, and ways for airlift graduates and their children to keep in touch.
Hi – I’m Tom Shachtman, author, filmmaker, and educator. I’ve written more than thirty books, as well as documentary films, and have lectured at various universities and historical societies. My most recent book is AMERICAN ICONOCLAST: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ERIC HOFFER, published by Hopewell Publications. My most recent documentary is the award-winning script for the two-hour Nova and BBC documentary, ABSOLUTE ZERO AND THE CONQUEST OF COLD, based on my book of the same name. I’ve recently lectured at Stanford University, Georgia Tech, and the Library of Congress. Details are on the several pages of this website.