Published on November 12th, 2020 | by University Communications


Video featuring guest talk by Florida author available online

A recording of the recent talk featuring author Jack E. Davis, speaking about his Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction work, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, is available for viewing online. The book is an environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico, with some of the narrative devoted to natural elements such as birds, beaches, geology, and weather events, as well as to people who live and work on the Gulf. All Americans are connected to the Gulf of Mexico ecologically and historically, he said. Readers can start with any chapter that most interests them, David said.

Davis’ virtual talk was presented as the fall keynote event of the ongoing Saint Leo Recharge with Reading program, and was arranged by the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library. Some copies of The Gulf signed by the author are available for sale at the university bookstore. They can be ordered by phone (352) 588-8344 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or picked up in person. Orders placed by phone ship free.

To see the talk, visit this YouTube link.

For more information, contact John David Harding, associate professor at the Cannon Memorial Library, at

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