Bird of Paradox: An American Biography of the Bald Eagle

by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack Davis


MAY, 2021


6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST




Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack E. Davis for a discussion of his upcoming book “Bird of Paradox: An American Biography of the Bald Eagle.” 

Davis is a professor of history at the University of Florida specializing in environmental history and sustainability studies.

He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea (2017), and his book Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez Since 1930 won the Charles S. Sydnor Prize for Southern history in 2001.

The Gulf was a New York Times Notable Book for 2017 and made several other “best of” lists for the year, including those of the Washington Post, NPR, Forbes, and the Tampa Bay Times. In addition to winning the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History, The Gulf was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and winner of the Kirkus Prize for nonfiction.

Join Davis and the History Center’s Curator of Public History Brad Massey for a look at Davis’ latest work.

Presented by the Duckwall Foundation.

Jack Davis photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.