Author Talk & Book Signing with Mark Molesky
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