The Book

A Nation of Nations

Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten

Fall for the Book Festival

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Tom will be presenting A Nation of Nations at the 2016 Fall for the Book Festival, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, VA


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Like most Americans, Tom Gjelten comes from an immigrant family. His grandfather, Nicolai Ordahl, was born and raised on a farm in Norway.