Virtual Event: Simon Winchester
How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
in conversation with LINDA GREENHOUSE
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January 27, 2021
7:00 PM ET
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Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes beloved, bestselling writer SIMON WINCHESTER—author of The Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa, and The Perfectionists—for a discussion of his latest, highly anticipated book, Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. He will be joined in conversation by Pulitzer Prize–winning legal journalist LINDA GREENHOUSE.
All tickets include a hardcover copy of Land and a bookplate signed by the author. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.
Land—whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city—is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his previous bestselling works, Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing—and have done—with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.
Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World examines in depth how we acquire land, how we steward it, how and why we fight over it, and finally, how we can, and on occasion do, come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential question: who actually owns the world’s land—and why does it matter?
Praise for Land
"The latest sweeping, satisfying popular history from the British American author and journalist, this time covering a topic that many of us take for granted . . . Engaging revelations about land and property, often discouraging but never dull." —Kirkus Reviews
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