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This is Now: Simon Winchester
January 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
This event is online. Webinar access comes with one copy of Land.
The story of the world is the story of land: stories of taming, acquiring, and exploiting this basic building block of human culture. But can the ground beneath us truly be owned?
With his trademark keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve, Winchester tackles the tale of the billions of acres under our care: how we acquire it, steward it, fight over it, share it. Who actually owns the world’s land—and why does it matter?
Perhaps no author could take on this massive topic better than Simon Winchester—not only one of the most entertaining speakers we’ve had the pleasure of hosting, but also one of the most impressive historians. His 1990’s bestseller, The Professor and the Madman, has sold millions of copies and is a modern classic. Since then, he has racked up one literary hit after another, all due to a knack for finding and shaping fascinating stories within a subject. Pacific, The Perfectionists, The Map That Changed the World—history alive with Winchester’s gifts of language and detail.
Kepler’s Literary Foundation is proud to launch Simon Winchester’s Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World.
In conversation with Angie Coiro, Winchester explores how the very ground beneath us has shaped human history. Invite your book club, and don’t miss it!
**Get your tickets early, as webinar space is limited! Bring up to one additional friend on a second screen with our “Bring a Friend” option, and turn it into a book club event.**