A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes, with Eric Jay Dolin

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, 7pm Eastern. Online only, via Zoom Webinar. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-furious-sky-the-five-hundred-year-history-of-americas-hurricanes-tickets-113907474322

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With A Furious Sky, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin visits Gibson's Bookstore virtually to tell the history of America itself through its five-hundred-year battle with the fury of hurricanes.

Hurricanes menace North America from June through November every year, each as powerful as 10,000 nuclear bombs. These megastorms will likely become more intense as the planet continues to warm, yet we too often treat them as local disasters and TV spectacles, unaware of how far-ranging their impact can be. As best-selling historian Eric Jay Dolin contends, we must look to our nation’s past if we hope to comprehend the consequences of the hurricanes of the future.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 7:00pm
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45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
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