Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester, OBE (born 28 September 1944) is a British-American author and journalist. In his career at The Guardian newspaper, Winchester covered numerous significant events, including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal. Winchester has written or contributed to more than a dozen nonfiction books, has written one novel, and has contributed to several travel magazines, among them Condé Nast TravelerSmithsonian Magazine, and National Geographic. He lives in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

There are currently about 37 billion acres of land on earth. Many of humanity’s fiercest fights and deepest longings have been ineluctably tied to the possession and sovereignty over particular pieces of it. British journalist Simon Winchester examines this thing called land and how our relationship to it has shaped history and cultures.

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