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Simon Winchester brings his inimitable take to this story, exploring not only what happened in Northern California in 1906, but what we have learned since then about the geological underpinnings that caused the earthquake in the first place. Winchester's achievement is to position the quake's significance along the earth's geological timeline, while also showing the effect it had on the rest of 20th-century American history.
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'With fabulous style, wit and grace, Winchester casts doubt on the very notion of solid ground and invites the reader to ponder the planet they live on, from both inside and out.' - PW
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Simon Winchester Author Biography
Author, journalist, and broadcaster Simon Winchester has worked as a foreign correspondent for most of his career. Before joining his first newspaper in 1967, however, he graduated from Oxford with a degree in geology and spent a year working as a geologist in the Ruwenzori Mountains in western Uganda and on oil rigs in the North Sea. His journalistic work, mainly for The Guardian and The Sunday Times, has seen him based in Belfast; Washington, D.C.; New Delhi; New York; London; and Hong Kong, where he covered such stories as the Ulster crisis, the creation of Bangladesh, the fall of President Marcos, the Watergate affair, the Jonestown Massacre, the assassination of Egypt's President Sadat, the death and cremation of Pol Pot, and the 1982...
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