DPL Book Club: The Gulf
April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| $7
April’s selection for the DPL Book Club is the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History winner The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis.
Hailed as a “nonfiction epic . . . in the tradition of Jared Diamond’s best-seller Collapse, and Simon Winchester’s Atlantic” (Dallas Morning News), Jack E. Davis’s The Gulf is “by turns informative, lyrical, inspiring and chilling for anyone who cares about the future of ‘America’s Sea’ ” (Wall Street Journal). Illuminating America’s political and economic relationship with the environment from the age of the conquistadors to the present, Davis demonstrates how the Gulf’s fruitful ecosystems and exceptional beauty empowered a growing nation. Filled with vivid, untold stories from the sportfish that launched Gulfside vacationing to Hollywood’s role in the country’s first offshore oil wells, this “vast and welltold story shows how we made the Gulf . . . [into] a ‘national sacrifice zone’ ” (Bill McKibben). The first and only study of its kind, The Gulf offers “a unique and illuminating history of the American Southern coast and sea as it should be written” (Edward O. Wilson).
The meeting will be held at Arsenal Tap House on West Liberty Ave. at 7 PM. There is a $7 beverage fee payable to the server. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-531-8754.
Copies of the book are available for request at Dormont Library. Unfortunately, eBook and eAudio copies of the book are not available through Libby at this time.