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For Christmas….anything by Simon Winchester

KrakatoaToday’s recommendation for something for Christmas is…..well, actually it is getting harder and harder to find something newish that might appeal to lots of people. So let’s look at one non-fiction author who writes super books on interesting events – Simon Winchester.

I recommend any number of his books, including A Crack in The Edge of the World for anyone who lives in San Francisco or intends to visit soon. I also recommend Krakatoa: The Day For World Exploded. Two great books on two events that shook the world.

Did you know Winchester, while working as a journalist, was captured by the Argentinian forces during the war for the Falkland Islands?

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