On my nightstand: Justin Kern

Justin Kern has lived near a Great Lake for most of his life, but reading “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” illuminated for him the serious threats facing those familiar bodies of water.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Egan’s 2017 book explores the history of the Great Lakes, the perils they face and the possibilities for restoring them in the future.

“It’s a pragmatic re-introduction to the five Great Lakes and their connected waterways and watersheds, our backyard front-line for global challenges with climate, sustainability, industry and potable water,” Kern said.

The book topped Kern’s list of favorites last year.

“Like many people, I had enjoyed Dan Egan’s dedicated journalism on Lake Michigan for years,” he said. “With this book, he puts important historical perspective behind the development of the Great Lakes as we think we know them.”

Justin Kern

Justin Kern

Communications officer

American Red Cross of Wisconsin

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