Simon Winchester talks about his sweeping historical narrative of the Atlantic Ocean, "Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories," He details his cross-country replication of the transcontinental motor convoy Dwight Eisenhower volunteered for in 1919 that later prompted President Eisenhower’s interstate highway system proposal. He also talks about his career as a reporter, freelance writer and author, and describes his July 4, 2011, naturalization ceremony on the deck of the USS Constitution in Boston Harbor. He shares his writing and research habits, along with future projects.
Simon Winchester graduated from Oxford with a degree in geology. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the Guardian and the Sunday Times of London, and has authored over 21 books. He lives in the Berkshires in Massachusetts.