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Simon Winchester
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The Pacific

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Why has the Pacific region reached such preeminence? What links its disparate cultures? In a provocative analysis that combines politics and culture as well as economics, Winchester gives readers a remarkable new look at the people of this region, from Japan to Australia, Korea to the west coasts of North and South America. 25 maps.
Hardcover, 500 pages
Published May 15th 1991 by Hutchinson (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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