Atlantic is a biography of a tremendous space that has been
central to the ambitions of explorers, scientists, and warriors,
and continues to affect our character, attitudes, and dreams. Poets
to potentates, seers to sailors, fishermen to foresters-all have a
relationship with this great body of gray and heaving sea.
Winchester chronicles that relationship, making the Atlantic
come vividly alive. More than a mere history, Atlantic is
an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope by one of the most
gifted writers in the English language.