Author Event: The Ghosts of Gombe by Dale Peterson

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Hill Public Library
5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, ME, 04614

Part-time Blue Hill resident Dale Peterson will give a talk about his new book, The Ghosts of Gombe: A True Story of Love and Death in an African Wilderness, at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday May 31st at 7:00 PM.

Peterson is well-known for his biography, Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man, a Boston Globe Best Book and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2014. The Ghosts of Gombe is about the tragic death on July 12, 1969, of a young American chimpanzee researcher at Gombe, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzee research camp in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. Dale Peterson and Jane Goodall are long-time friends and collaborators.

Dale Peterson is also the author or editor of twenty books, including Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence (coauthored with Richard Wrangham), The Moral Lives of Animals, and Eating Apes. He splits his time between Blue Hill and Arlington, Massachusetts.

Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by the library and Blue Hill Books, there is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

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