Biography

Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN, THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES, THE MAP THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, THE MAN WHO LOVED CHINA, A CRACK IN THE EDGE OF THE WORLD and KRAKATOA, all of which were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006 Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He resides in western Massachusetts.

Simon Winchester

Books by Simon Winchester

by Simon Winchester - History, Nonfiction

As the Mediterranean shaped the classical world, and the Atlantic connected Europe to the New World, the Pacific Ocean defines our tomorrow. With China on the rise, so, too, are the American cities of the West coast. Today, the Pacific is ascendant. Its geological history has long transformed us --- tremendous earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis --- but its human history, from a Western perspective, is quite young, beginning with Magellan’s 16th-century circumnavigation. It is a natural wonder whose most fascinating history is currently being made.

by Simon Winchester - History, Nonfiction

How did America become “one nation, indivisible”? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? To answer these questions, Simon Winchester follows in the footsteps of America’s most essential explorers, thinkers and innovators. Throughout, he ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.

by Simon Winchester - History, Nonfiction

 

Spanning from the earth's geological origins to modern-day research and technology, Simon Winchester narrates the saga of the Atlantic Ocean against the backdrop of mankind’s intellectual evolution.

by Simon Winchester - Memoir, Nonfiction, Travel

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 for its vivid presentation of historical and geographic detail, KOREA is that rare book that actually defines a nation and its people.