2018-07-07 / News

Dan Egan To Share Great Lakes Book At Library

Situated on Lake Huron, Mackinac Island celebrates fresh water as the basis of its life and for the many benefits it receives, not the least of which are the beautiful vistas.

There is a majesty about the Great Lakes, and an uneasiness that something so vast could be in danger.

“There are few views that can draw noses to airplane windows like those of the Great Lakes,” writes Dan Egan in his book, “The Death and Life of The Great Lakes.”

But in his review of the challenges that confront them, he asserts that their greatest threat right now is our own ignorance.

He will discuss his book, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, at the Mackinac Island Public Library Saturday, July 14. The session will begin at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Mr. Egan is a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who has covered the Great Lakes since 2003. He is a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences and has won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, John B. Oakes Award, AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, and J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan and the Columbia School of Journalism. He lives in Milwaukee with his family.

“The Death and Life of The Great Lakes” is a New York Times Best Seller, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and J. Anthony Lukas Award, and was recently featured on the PBS NewsHour program.

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