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Chasing the Sun
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Richard Cohen is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, where he has covered national politics and foreign affairs since 1976. He has written for numerous publications, including The New Republic, The Nation, Esquire GQ, and The New York Review of Books. He has received the Sigma Delta Chi and Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Awards for his investigative reporting.

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"An amazing tour de force, a grand history, and an irresistable account of an around-the-world odyssey in search of an elusive moving target."--Sylvia Nasar, author of "A Beautiful Mind" "A quite extraordinary book, which I absolutely loved. It's a fabulously provoking history of discoveries, dreams, and delusions. I shall bask in its shimmering digressions, crazy cross-references, and dizzy overviews for many moons."--Richard Holmes, author of "The Age of Wonder" "Remarkably comprehensive and engrossing . . . Apollo, Ra, Inti or Huitzilopochtli--all would rock with delight at Cohen's sweeping endeavor."--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) "A firework of a book . . . sprinkled throughout with such glittery delights.""--The Wall Street Journal" " " "On every single page there is something utterly fascinating."--Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials "[Full of] playfulness and jam-packed lyricism.""--The Boston Globe" Advance praise for "Chasing the Sun " ""Chasing the Sun" is both a grand history of civilization and an irresistible account of an around-the-world odyssey in search of an elusive moving target. Richard Cohen collects fascinating stories with the exuberance and erudition of a Victorian explorer filling a curio cabinet with rare specimens. This is an amazing tour de force."--Sylvia Nasar, author of "A Beautiful Mind" ""Chasing the Sun" is quite an extraordinary book, which I absolutely loved. I found it impossible to read in a few sittings, but sort of sat around regularly sunbathing in its information afterglow. It's a dazzling solar encyclopedia but also a fabulously provoking history of discoveries, dreams, and delusions. I shall bask in its shimmering digressions, crazy cross-references, and dizzy overviews for many moons."--Richard Holmes, author of "The Age of Wonder" "From the Hardcover edition." Advance praise for "Chasing the Sun " ""Chasing the Sun" is both a grand history of civilization and an irresistible account of an around-the-world odyssey in search of an elusive moving target. Richard Cohen collects fascinating stories with the exuberance and erudition of a Victorian explorer filling a curio cabinet with rare specimens. This is an amazing tour de force."--Sylvia Nasar, author of "A Beautiful Mind" ""Chasing the Sun" is quite an extraordinary book, which I absolutely loved. I found it impossible to read in a few sittings, but sort of sat around regularly sunbathing in its information afterglow. It's a dazzling solar encyclopedia but also a fabulously provoking history of discoveries, dreams, and delusions. I shall bask in its shimmering digressions, crazy cross-references, and dizzy overviews for many moons."--Richard Holmes, author of

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