The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird
The Florida Studies program at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg Campus hosts author Jack E. Davis in this free event to discuss his award-winning title The Bald Eagle.
Americans love bald eagles. But that wasn’t always true. By the end of the 19th century, they nearly shot bald eagles into extinction, treating them as unwanted barnyard predators and, falsely, as kidnapping baby snatchers, even while they embraced the bald eagle as the symbol of their country.
The Bald Eagle is both a cautionary tale of humanity’s debilitating ways with nature and a celebration of its ability to change to form salutary relationships with nonhuman species. The book was chosen as a Los Angeles Times top-five non-fiction book of 2022, New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, Amazon Best Book of 2022, and an Apple Best Books of 2022.
Author, Pulitzer Prize-winning USF Alumnus Jack Davis is a professor of history and the Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities at the University of Florida specializing in environmental history and sustainability studies. Dr. Davis is the author or editor of ten books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.
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