Scott Shane

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 6:30pm


A riveting account of the extraordinary abolitionist, liberator, and writer Thomas Smallwood, who bought his
own freedom,led hundreds out of slavery, and named the underground railroad, from Pulitzer Prize–winning author
and journalist Scott Shane. Flee North tells the story for the first time of an American hero all but lost to history.
 Scott Shane was a reporter for 15 years at The New York Times, where he was twice a member of teams that
won Pulitzer Prizes, and before that for 21 years at The Baltimore Sun. His two previous books are
 Dismantling Utopia and Objective Troy.



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Books will be available for purchase and signing.

*No outside books allowed


This is a free community event, however, please consider supporting the author and host by purchasing a book.


Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore, Historical Society of Carroll County, and Carroll County Public Library. 


Unable to make the event?  Purchase a signed copy of the book below!

Event address: 
50 E. Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Flee North: A Forgotten Hero and the Fight for Freedom in Slavery's Borderland By Scott Shane Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250843210
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Celadon Books - September 19th, 2023