TBHC Book Group: The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea


March, 2018





10:00 AM – 11:30 PM EST



Tampa Bay History Center

801 Old Water Street

Tampa, FL 33602

“The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea” by Jack Davis; reviewed by Marty Sears.

Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, this environmental epic explores the tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico.

When painter Winslow Homer first sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, he was struck by its “special kind of providence.” Indeed, the Gulf presented itself as America’s sea—bound by geography, culture, and tradition to the national experience—and yet, there has never been a comprehensive history of the Gulf until now. And so, in this rich and original work that explores the Gulf through our human connection with the sea, environmental historian Jack E. Davis finally places this exceptional region into the American mythos in a sweeping history that extends from the Pleistocene age to the twenty-first century.

The TBHC Book group is free and open to the public. Enjoy a cup of coffee prior to the conversation. Book Group members receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store.