Tom Clavin, the Sag Harbor author and journalist, appears on the New York Times Best Sellers List this month for his new book The Heart of Everything That Is.
Co-authored with Bob Drury, The Heart of Everything That Is is a biography of Red Cloud, an influential Sioux leader. The book examines the life of Red Cloud and his military prowess as well as the Plains Indians’ changing way of life in the 1850s and ’60s. Clavin and Drury’s fiery narrative, fueled by contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, eyewitness accounts, and meticulous first-hand sourcing, is a stirring chronicle of the conflict between an expanding white civilization and the Plains Indians who stood in its way.
The book is number 10 in the Paperback Nonfiction category for the week of September 21.
This year the prolific writer Clavin published Reckless: The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero.
Among the many hats he wears, Clavin teaches English at Suffolk County Community College’s Ammerman Campus in Selden.