Author Talk & Book Signing with Mark Molesky

This Gulf of Fire jacket

Main Library – Monday, Nov. 23, 7:00 p.m.  Mark Molesky’s newest book is This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason , the captivating and definitive account of the most consequential natural disaster of modern times. 

On All Saints’ Day 1755, an earthquake destroyed much of Lisbon, followed by a tsunami (which ultimately claimed victims on four continents) and a hellacious firestorm which burned for several weeks. Much more than a chronicle of destruction, This Gulf of Fire is, at its heart, a gripping human drama, involving an array of unforgettable characters.

“…thoroughly absorbing…anyone interested in history and  especially  disaster history will find this book enthralling “  –Library Journal

Mark Molesky