Paul Schneider is a journalist and acclaimed author whose works have brought to life North American history. His most recent, Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History, was applauded by The New Yorker and Publishers Weekly as “[a] vivid history” and “an astonishing journey,” respectively. His other books, equally well received, include Brutal Journey: Cabeza de Vaca and the Epic First Crossing of North America, described as “a fast-paced, moving story, one that is difficult to believe and impossible to forget” by The New York Times, and The Adirondacks: A History of America’s First Wilderness, listed among The New York Times Notable Books of the Year.
Paul has also contributed to The New York Times; Esquire; The New Yorker; O, The Oprah Magazine; and many other publications. And currently, he is the editor of Martha’s Vineyard, an award-winning magazine dedicated to the island off the coast of Massachusetts.