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The Professor And The Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English…

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The Professor and the Madman , masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The…
A Crack In The Edge Of The World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

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Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this…
The Fracture Zone: My Return to the Balkans

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A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To Come The vast and mountainous area that makes up the Balkans is rife with discord, both cultural…
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
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|July 5, 2005

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Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman , examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. The effects of…
Pacific Low Price CD: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators…

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From New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic, a colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean Winchester focuses on key moments since 1950 that speak to the greater trends and larger truths about the ocean’s…
Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles
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|May 31, 2005

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In the late 1980s, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea -- from its southern tip to the North Korean border -- in order to set the record straight about this enigmatic and elusive land. Fascinating…
The Professor And The Madman Movie Tie-in: A Tale Of Murder, Insanity, And The Making Of The Oxford…

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New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious…
The Alice Behind Wonderland
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|August 12, 2016

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On a summer's day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the college dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding camera,…
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million…

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"Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, horrifying and inspiring…A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Blending history and anecdote,…
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
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|September 10, 2004

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From the best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa comes a truly wonderful celebration of the English language and of its unrivaled treasure house, the Oxford English Dictionary. Writing with marvelous brio,…
Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire

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Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from…
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries…

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In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman , brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham—the brilliant Cambridge scientist, freethinking intellectual, and practicing nudist who…