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Release Date: 10/28/2013

Simon Winchester discusses 'The Men Who United the States' Oct. 30 at The Seattle Public Library

Simon Winchester

Author Simon Winchester will discuss his book "The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.


"The Men Who United the States" examines the people who played a pivotal role in creating today's United States.

Winchester also wrote "The Professor and the Madman," "The Man Who Loved China," "A Crack in the Edge of the World" and "Krakatoa." He was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by her Majesty the Queen in 2006. He currently lives in Massachusetts.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times. It is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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