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Milwaukee Must Reads: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes at Virtual

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Audience: Adults

Categories: Book Club/Discussion

Read where you are, take an adventure somewhere new in this Milwaukee-focused book discussion series. Register here:  The Death & Life of the Great Lakes is a wonderfully told story of history, science and reportage about the largest source of freshwater in the world, and the threat to America's waterways.  The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan's compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come. How to Get the Book: Support local at Boswell Books Milwaukee Public Library: BookAudiobookE-book Supplementary Material: Timely news: A Toxic Legacy: Milwaukee Prepares to Clean Up 150 Years of Water Pollution (great 8-minute video by John Gurda). More to Come: This is the first book discussion in the Milwaukee Must Reads series sponsored by Boswell Books, Historic Milwaukee, Menomonee Valley Partners, and the Milwaukee Public Library. Join us in February as we dive into portions of John Gurda's A City of Neighborhoods and in March as we explore The Notorious Life of Dirty Helen Cromwell and her spectacular reputation right here in Milwaukee.

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