Join Us for the Book Launch Party of the Year!

Join Sundog books, Escape to Create & the Seaside Institute for a private wine & champagne reception celebrating the release of Jack E. Davis' sweeping environmental saga of America’s magnificent Third Coast.  Get your first edition copy of THE GULF: The Making of an American Sea inscribed by Florida’s preeminent historian at this special event!  Reception, reading, q&a, book sale & signing. $20 tickets at

“With the narrative force of the Gulf Stream, Jack E. Davis takes readers to an unforgettable geography of wonders, oddities, and characters famous and unknown. Davis’s writing shimmers with salt haze, delights like a flock of pelicans, and threatens like oil on a white sand beach. If you thought you knew the Gulf, guess again. If this is your introduction to it, lucky you.”

— Jordan Fisher Smith, author of Engineering Eden and Nature Noir

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Event address: 
168 Smolian Circle
Seaside Institute Academic Village & Upstairs Studio
Seaside, FL 32459
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780871408662
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - March 14th, 2017

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.