Lunch and Learn September 2012: Fur, Fortune and Empire
Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Lunch & Learn – Plimoth Plantation’s Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, September 6, 12:00-1:00PM
Plimoth Plantation is pleased to present: Fur, Fortune and Empire- An Epic History of the Fur Trade in America with author Eric Jay Dolan. Fur, Fortune, and Empire in the winner of the 2011 James P. Hanlan Book Award, given by the New England Historical Association, and was awarded first place in the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Excellence in Craft Contest. Located in the Accomack building. Lecture will begin promptly at noon. A brief Q& A and book signing will follow. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. FREE.
About Our Speaker: Eric Jay Dolan graduated from Brown University, where he majored in biology and environmental studies. After getting a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, he received his Ph.D. in environmental policy and planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Much of Dolin’s writing reflects his interest in wildlife, the environment, and American history. His books include Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America, Leviathan: The History of Whaling In America, the Smithsonian Book of National Wildlife Refuges, Snakehead: A Fish Out of Water, andPolitical Waters, a history of the degradation and cleanup of Boston Harbor.
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