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Simon Winchester

3.82 of 5 Votes: 2
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The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible (2013)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: By and large Winchester has rolled out another well written historic narrative, this time focused on the creation of the American union. And by this we really mean the physical union of the contiguous continental states. The organization is cute ("by earth", "by air", "by fire,...
The Best American Travel Writing 2009 (2009)
3.68 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: *Eh.* I figured the editor was a douchebag while reading his introduction to this book, and he really only reaffirmed that opinion throughout the course of the book. Not only did his glorifying of colonialism rub me the wrong way, but his idea of travel writing and mine are compl...
The Men Who United the States CD: The Men Who United the States CD (2013)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Listening to Simon Winchester read his own book is always a treat, so much so that one can easily overlook the fact that the "men" in the title are just that, only men, and only white men at that. That doesn't mean that the stories aren't fascinating, but I wished that he'd look...
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms & a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories (2010)
3.61 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: An amazing story of the Atlantic Ocean, the geography around it, the technology developed to navigate it, the brave men and women who discovered it, and the role it plays in our daily lives. Every summer I spent a week or two on a beach house in Rye, New Hampshire overlooking the...
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom (2008)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: A riveting and colorful tale of the great encyclopedist Joseph Needham. Needham's 17 bulky tomes of a series still unfinished today called Science and Civilization in China reveal that most of history's great technological breakthroughs prior to the 18th century were made in Chin...
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