AOT #248: Simon Winchester Podcasts Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

January 3, 2011 by  
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Simon WinchesterAtlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

Acclaimed historian Simon Winchester‘s many books include The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, Krakatoa, and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Winchester discusses his new book Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories. Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, 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.

($27.99) HarperCollins ISBN #978-0-06-170258-7. You can visit Simon Winchester’s official web site as well.

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