Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Join us on Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 pm as we discuss this book by Dan Egan.

The Great Lakes―Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior―hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. 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.

The book was written by two-time Pulitzer-Prize finalist and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Egan. Egan, a native of Green Bay, grew to love Lake Michigan by spending summer weekends and vacations on the Door County Peninsula. He covered the Great Lakes for the MJS since 2003, investigating threats to the lakes and the effectiveness of government efforts to protect them.

Sign up at the 1st floor desk and pick up your copy of the book.