New Nonfiction: Pacific – Simon Winchester

This volume concludes a sort of “American Trilogy” by Winchester (the other two volumes being Atlantic and The Men Who United the States.) The previous two titles were bestsellers and we expect the same for this. It’s at the top of my list of holiday gift book suggestions for nonfiction readers!

“A series of high-resolution literary snapshots. … As we’ve come to expect from Winchester, there are plenty of delights. … Winchester’s passionate research… undergirds this superb analysis of a world wonder.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Popular history at its finest. … Sure to appeal to history buffs or anyone in search of a pleasure read with surprising moral heft and geopolitical insight.”
Library Journal

“Winchester’s vigorous prose and tireless dragnetting of interesting lore make this an entertaining read.”
Publishers Weekly

“The subtitle says it all. Winchester’s style and skill illuminate an incredible sweep of history, all anchored in one vast ocean. Known for offering unique perspectives, this time Winchester gives us ten diverse views into the past and future of the Pacific.”
– Andy Brennan, Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers (9780062315410) by Simon Winchester. $28.99 hardcover. 10/27/15 on sale.

 

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