Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
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About the Author
Simon Winchester's many books include The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, Krakatoa, and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Each of these has been a New York Times bestseller and has appeared on numerous best and notable lists. Mr. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 2006.
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
In many ways, "Land" combines bits and pieces of many of Winchester's previous books into a satisfying, globe-trotting whole...Winchester is, once again, a consummate guide.--Boston Globe