Outposts

Outposts

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by Simon Winchester
     
 

Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remains of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of

Overview

Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remains of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of imperial glory.

His adventures in these distant and forgotten ends of the earth make compelling, often funny reading and tell a story most of us had thought was over: a tale of the last outposts in Britain’s imperial career and those who keep the flag flying.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060797188
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/26/2005
Edition description:
Abridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 5.68(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of The Men Who United The States, as well as the New York Times bestselling books The Professor and the Madman, Atlantic, Krakatoa, Crack in the Edge and more.

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of The Men Who United The States, as well as the New York Times bestselling books The Professor and the Madman, Atlantic, Krakatoa, Crack in the Edge and more.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York; Massachusetts; Scotland
Date of Birth:
September 28, 1944
Place of Birth:
London, England
Education:
M.A., St. Catherine¿s College, Oxford, 1966
Website:
http://www.simonwinchester.com

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