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Book review: ‘The Gulf’

The Gulf book

How did Destin, Florida, get its name? Why does Tarpon Springs have such good Greek food? What does Atlanta have to do with Florida oysters? Answers to all those questions and more can be found in Jack Davis’ Pulitzer Prize winner “The Gulf.”

Davis’ biography of the Gulf of Mexico is an environmental history of one of Florida’s most important resources.

Tracing the Gulf Coast’s development from the Calusa people to present day, Davis gives a flavor for how each era has left its mark on the Gulf and how the Gulf has made the coast what it is today.

Michael Williams, CoreMessage, Inc.

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