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The Men Who United the States
Language: en
Pages: 463
Authors: Simon Winchester
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-01 - Publisher: William Collins

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'? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognise today? In this
Loose Ends
Language: en
Pages: 389
Authors: Simon Winchester, Tara Janzen
Categories: Eccentrics and eccentricities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher:

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Winchester illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings and ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.
The Perfectionists
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Simon Winchester
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-08 - Publisher: HarperCollins

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future. The rise of manufacturing could not have happened
The Fracture Zone
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Simon Winchester
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-10-20 - Publisher: Harper

Terrible things have been going on in the Balkans for centuries, and they are likely to go on for centuries more to come. It is an area of great contrasts -- geographically beautiful, yet the underlying crust of the region is cracked along great tectonic fault lines. These natural fault
The Meaning of Everything
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Simon Winchester, Simon Winchester Obe
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-26 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

"The greatest enterprise of its kind in history," was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of