Bald Eagle: Improbable Journey of America's Bird

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From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack E. Davis, a sweeping cultural
and environmental history of the bald eagle in America.

 

Taking us from before the nation’s founding, when native peoples lived peacefully beside the eagle, through two nearly inconceivable resurgences in the 20th century when the bird was – not once, but twice – nearly brought to extinction by hunting and DDT, Davis recounts a panoramic history of the bird and the symbol, unearthing nothing less than the story of the nation and its tenuous relationship to the environment through nearly five centuries.