Pacific Rising: The Emergence of a New World Culture
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Pacific Rising: The Emergence of a New World Culture

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Economically, politically & culturally, the Pacific tide is rising. Why has the Pacific reached preeminence as the Atlantic has declined? What links such disparate cultures as Australia & Japan, Korea & the west coasts of North & South America? Winchester crisscrosses the ocean in search of answers to these questions. This is a brilliant portrait of the peo...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published April 1st 1991 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1991)
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Michael Harris
Another epic story by Winchester, Pacific, published in 1991, was an interesting look at the history and the politics of the Nation States that border the Planets largest body of water as well as the Oceanography of the Pacific. It was superbly written but bogged down a bit at the end. Having read Atlantic after it was published a few years ago, I developed a fondness for everything he has written and recently realized that Pacific was one of the earlier ones.
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Simon Winchester, OBE, is a British writer, journalist and broadcaster who resides in the United States. Through his career at The Guardian, Winchester covered numerous significant events including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal. As an author, Simon Winchester has written or contributed to over a dozen nonfiction books and authored one novel and his articles appear in several travel publi...more
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