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Edward Ball

Edward Ball 's previous books include The Inventor and the Tycoon , about the birth of moving pictures in California, and Slaves in the Family , an account of his family's history as slaveholders in South Carolina, which received the National Book Award for Nonfiction. He has taught at Yale University and has been awarded fellowships by the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard and the New York Public Library's Cullman Center. He is also the recipient of a Public Scholar Award from the National...See more