A Morning with Simon Winchester
Celebrated historian Simon Winchester is one of our very favorite author guests. His visits are as amusing as they are informative and thought-provoking. During his visit on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 at 9 AM (yes, 9 AM!) he will be sharing his fine new book, The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. Winchester charts the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age with an eye to a single factor: precision. Standards of measurement, machines that made machines, the Hadron Collider--all have required and engendered ever greater precision. But are we missing the importance of craft and art and the messy reality of the world? Please help us welcome Simon Winchester back to Rakestraw Books. Make your reservations by calling us at (925) 837-7337.