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: Backordered
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - March 14th, 2017

Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfictio A National Book Critics Circle for Nonfiction Finalis ANew York Times Notable Book AWashington Post Best Book of the Year

In this "cri de coeur about the Gulf's environmental ruin" (New York Times), "Davis has written a beautiful homage to a neglected sea" (front page, New York Times Book Review).