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John R Gillis

Author and Professor

Rutgers University Professor Emeritus of History who resides for most of the year in Berkeley, California. tn the summer, he can be found on Great Gott Island, off Acadia National Park in Maine.

The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History

“a history of such authority and grace.”

John Stilgoe

Islands of the Mind

“An erudite and beautifully written work of cultural and intellectual history, bursting with evocative ideas and connections.”

Publishers Weekly

The Shores Around Us

“The shore is the original home of humankind and has been host to many of our species most spectacular accomplishments. Unfortunately, people today no longer know how to live with the shore…”

The Shores Around Us