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Jack Davis

The Bald Eagle: Symbol and Species in American History

How many of us have seen an eagle fly? Revered, yet endangered, the bald eagle has staged an astonishing comeback that carries a message of hope. Drawing from his latest book, The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack E. Davis will tell the illuminating story of the natural species and the national symbol. Davis, a professor of history at the University of Florida, sees the eagle’s journey as inspirational. When the eagle flies freely, we do as well.

The author of ten books, Davis won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea and was awarded a Carnegie Fellowship to support his writing of The Bald Eagle. With a Ph.D. in history from Brandeis University, Davis has received a Fulbright scholarship from the University of Jordan in Amman and a MacDowell fellowship. He divides his time between Gainesville, Florida, and Harrisville, New Hampshire.

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