September 27, 2021

“A Furious Sky”: Book Discussion with Author Eric Jay Dolin

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Eric Jay Dolin, bestselling author of Black Flags, Blue Waters and Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse, among a catalogue of 12 other titles, joins Historic Beverly online Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7:00pm for a discussion of his most recent book, A Furious Sky: The Five Hundred Year History of America’s Hurricanes.

Hurricanes menace North America from June through November every year. These mega storms will likely become more intense as the planet continues to warm, yet we too often treat them as local disasters, unaware of how far-ranging their impact can be. As Dolin contends, we must look to our nation’s past if we hope to comprehend the consequences of the hurricanes of the future.

With A Furious Sky, Dolin has created a vivid, sprawling account of our encounters with hurricanes, from the nameless storms that threatened explorers during the Age of Exploration to the destruction wrought in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. Weaving a story of shipwrecks and devastated cities, of heroism and folly, Dolin introduces a rich cast of unlikely heroes in this necessary work of environmental and cultural history. A Furious Sky will change the way we understand the storms on the horizon of America’s future. A Furious S

Online. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 7pm.

$20/$10 for Members of Historic Beverly.

Space is limited; Registration Required.

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