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Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, And A Vast Ocean Of A Million Stories by Simon Winchester.. Okay, so maybe there are not a million stories here. But who better to tackle an ocean than the guy who wrote the book on the OED? Endlessly fascinating, whether you are an armchair or bluewater sailor.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Simon Winchester’s books are often driven by dramatic events: homicide, eruption, earthquake. They’re thriller-histories, and he does them brilliantly.."

The NY Times

"Embarking on Simon Winchester's new geographical biography – a topography? – I wondered if he too could possibly repoint my palette. The Pond, as it is dismissively known, is certainly in need of a revamp. ."

The Guardian

Author bio: Simon Winchester, who is married to the former NPR producer Setsuko Sato, lives in New York and on a small farm in the Berkshires. His interests include letterpress printing, bee-keeping,  astronomy, stamp-collecting, model railways and cider-making. More information can be found here:

Book Details: History; (512 pp. Scholarly, a quick read: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9780061702587

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