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DPL Book Club: The Gulf

04/19/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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 ‚Äúnonfiction epic . . . in the tradition of Jared Diamond‚Äôs best-seller¬†Collapse, and Simon Winchester‚Äôs¬†Atlantic‚ÄĚ (Dallas Morning News), Jack E. Davis‚Äôs¬†The Gulf¬†is ‚Äúby turns informative, lyrical, inspiring and chilling for anyone who cares about the future of ‚ÄėAmerica‚Äôs Sea‚Äô ‚ÄĚ (Wall Street Journal). Illuminating America‚Äôs political and economic relationship with the environment from the age of the conquistadors to the present, Davis demonstrates how the Gulf‚Äôs fruitful ecosystems and exceptional beauty empowered a growing nation. Filled with vivid, untold stories from the sportfish that launched Gulfside vacationing to Hollywood‚Äôs role in the country‚Äôs first offshore oil wells, this ‚Äúvast and welltold story shows how we made the Gulf . . . [into] a ‚Äėnational sacrifice zone‚Äô ‚ÄĚ (Bill McKibben). The first and only study of its kind, The Gulf offers ‚Äúa unique and illuminating history of the American Southern coast and sea as it should be written‚ÄĚ (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 dormont@dormontlibrary.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.


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Arsenal Cider House
Arsenal Cider House
Pittsburgh, PA 15216 United States
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