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Simon Winchester - Interview On "Land" In Three Parts

Book cover for "Land" by Simon Winchester
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Simon Winchester - author of "The Professor and the Madman" and "The Perfectionists" - examines what we human beings are doing - and have done - with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet. His new book is "Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World."

This interview appears here and originally aired as an episode of The Book Show. It is airing in 3 parts this week on The Roundtable.

Joe Donahue will be in conversation with Simon and Setsuko Winchester as part of The Albany Book Festival on September 25.

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