Live Talks LA

Season 2010 Episode 12.29.10

Simon Winchester in conversation with Patt Morrison

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This video is from a Live Talks Los Angeles event recorded on November 18 at Track 16 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. Winchester is in conversation with Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times columnist and host of the Patt Morrison Show on KPCC. For more on Live Talks Los Angeles, visit: livetalksla.org Simon Winchester is an author, journalist and broadcaster of enviable range. Time magazine calls him “an extraordinarily graceful writer.” His many books include the best-selling The Professor and the Madman, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and The Map that Changed the World. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006. With ATLANTIC: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discovers, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories, he returns to his trademark blend of history, natural science, and keen observations with a fascinating “biography” of one of the world’s great oceans. Displaying the remarkable fluidity of narrative style and command of content that has earned him praise as a master storyteller, Winchester delves deeply into the long, complicated story of a body of water that has been at the center of western civilization. Visit his website: www.simonwinchester.commoreless

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