Book ‘The Bald Eagle’ by Jack E. Davis

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The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Gulf, a sweeping cultural and natural history of the bald eagle in America. The bald eagle is regal but fearless, a bird you’re not inclined to argue with. For centuries, Americans have celebrated it as “majestic” and “noble,” yet savaged the living bird behind their national symbol as a malicious predator of livestock and, falsely, a snatcher of babies. Taking us from before the nation’s founding through inconceivable resurgences of this enduring all-American species, Jack E. Davis contrasts the age when native peoples lived beside it peacefully with that when others, whether through hunting bounties or DDT pesticides, twice pushed Haliaeetus leucocephalus...
Publisher: Liveright (March 1, 2022)  Pages: ‎432 pages  ISBN-10: 1631495259  ISBN-13: 978-1631495250  ASIN:‎ B098TY4M84

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Jack E. Davis is the author or editor of several books, including The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History, and The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird. His previous book, An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, a dual biography of the America’s premier wetlands and the woman who led a movement to save it, won the gold medal in nonfiction from the Florida Book Awards. Davis, who writes mainly for an intellectually curious audience, has had fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and Escape to Create and, while writing The Bald Eagle, was a recipient of an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. He has been teaching history at the university level for more than two decades and divides his time between homes in Florida and New Hampshire.