Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester tells the breathtaking saga of the Atlantic Ocean. A gifted storyteller and consummate historian, Winchester sets the great blue sea’s epic narrative against the backdrop of mankind’s intellectual evolution, telling not only the story of an ocean, but the story of civilization.
Winchester’s many books include The Professor and the Madman; The Man Who Loved China; The Map that Changed the World; Krakatoa; and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Each of these have been both New York Times and national bestsellers, and have appeared on numerous best and notable lists. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2006. Winchester now lives in Massachusetts and New York.
Simon Winchester will be at Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, November 11 at 7 pm to discuss his most recent book Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories.