Please join us on Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. as the Friends welcome local author Eric J. Dolin. His latest book, Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse, is a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail.

The best-selling author of Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America has compiled the most comprehensive history of American lighthouses ever written, telling the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels. Brilliant Beacons traces the evolution of America’s lighthouse system, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation’s hardscrabble coastlines. Richly supplemented with over 160 photographs and illustrations, Brilliant Beacons is the most original history of American lighthouses in many decades.

This event is made possible by the Larry Chorover Fund.

Tickets are now available at the Reference Desk and online at the library’s website.