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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded


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Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Men Who United the States, The Map That Changed the World, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa, all of which were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He resides in western Massachusetts.


"Winchester once again demonstrates a keen knack for balancing rich and often rigorous historical detail with dramatic tension and storytelling."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A good read."--Washington Post Book World
"A rattling good read."--Boston Sunday Globe
"A real-life story bigger than any Hollywood blockbuster."--Entertainment Weekly
"Brilliant...One of the best books ever written about the history and significance of a natural disaster."--New York Times
"Krakatoa is a pleasure from beginning to end."--Boston Sunday Globe
"Winchester's exceptional attention to detail never falters."--San Francisco Chronicle

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