SIMON WINCHESTER - The Men Who United the States

  
  

Thursday, October 2 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Acclaimed Author
Simon Winchester

speaking & signing
The Men Who United the States


Simon Winchester comes to BookPeople today with his first book on the United States. Described as "an extraordinary, propulsive tale" by The Wall Street Journal, avid readers and historians will be treated to a new narrative on how the United States became "one nation, indivisble" and the thinkers, innovaters, and explorers who helped bring together the diverse communities of a burgeoning nation. All are welcome! 

About The Men Who United the States:
For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum--"Out of many, one"--has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But how did America become "one nation, indivisible"? In this monumental history, Simon Winchester addresses these questions, bringing together the breathtaking achievements of those American pioneers who helped to forge and unify the new nation, and who toiled fearlessly to bond the citizens and geography of the United States from its very beginnings. This sweeping narrative details how these daring men, some famous, some forgotten, left their mark on America's natural landscapes, through courage, ingenuity, and hard work. The Men Who United the States is an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope across time and open spaces, providing a new lens through which to view American history, led by one of our most gifted writers.

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, Atlantic, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He lives in western Massachusetts.

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Thank you for supporting Simon Winchester & your local independent bookstore!

  
Event date: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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