Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
After too long an absence, Inquiry welcomes back explorer and writer RORY NUGENT. His latest book is a tour de force intimate portrait of the people that still try to live off the sea in what was once one of the most important fishing ports in the United States: New Bedford. This is a gritty tale of men against the sea, drugs, organized crime, declining fish stocks and losing battles against government regulations. What was once the last wild frontier begun in the heyday of whaling is now reduced to a sad shadow of it’s former self. Rory Nugent’s compelling story of a culture about to be forever lost is DOWN AT THE DOCKS.