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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

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Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

Sterling Sunley, January 1, 2011

Simon Winchester has, once again, shown us why he's considered the best writer of ... well... Winchester books. I say that as a compliment as Winchester is in a league by himself when writing about interesting people, places, and events. Winchester's own enthusiastic curiousity strikes a chord with readers who look for a book to entertain, inform, and leave them with something to talk about with their friends and family.

"Atlantic" brings the story of an ocean to life and, in doing so, shows how compelling a relationship can develop between a human being - often Winchester himself - and the great planet that we inhabit for the brief spell of our lives.

"Atlantic" is the perfect tonic to the over-abundance of preachy, new-age non-fiction titles crowding booksellers' shelves and will be appreciated by just about any serious reader.
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