Russell Shaddox

A visual history of a unique Connecticut town.

Settled on land bought in 1662 from the Wangunk tribe for 30 coats, East Haddam perches on the hills that rise from the edge of the Connecticut River. A new book by Russell Shaddox chronicles three centuries of life in the town through historic images.

Russell C. Shaddox is an East Haddam resident and a trustee of the East Haddam Historical Society. He has worked as a reporter, daily news editor, advertising art director, web designer, and in communications for Yale University and other nonprofit organizations. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Journal of Commerce, and many other publications.

Sample Images

Some of the images that are included in Images of America: East Haddam.

Buy the book

Images of America: East Haddam can be purchased at local events throughout the summer and fall of 2019.
Copies can also be mail-ordered using PayPal at the link below.

The book costs $21.99 plus Connecticut sales tax. Shipping/handling for mail orders is $3.

Also available at these locations:

Two Wrasslin’ Cats Coffee House, 374 Town Street
Books by the River, 2 Norwich Road (same building as Hillside Sweet Shop)


Sunday, July 12, 6 to 8 p.m.
Book signing: Two Wrasslin’ Cats, 374 Town Street, East Haddam.

Saturday, July 13, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Book signing: East Haddam Historical Society, 264 Town Street, East Haddam.


Shaddox takes the reader on a rollicking journey back in time, focusing on the small details as well as the broad sweeps of events. Even history buffs will find many surprises herein.

David Holahan, East Haddam News, May 30, 2019


Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact the author here:
voice mail: 860.245.9235