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David Welky

David Welky is the author of The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937, The Moguls and the Dictators: Hollywood and the Coming of World War II, and other books. He is a professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas.

Books by David Welky

  1. Book CoverA Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier


    A Booklist Best Literary Travel Book (2017) and Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book (2016)
    “A penetrating study of human character in a challenging environment. . . . [David Welky’s] seamless narrative, chilling at times and always thought-provoking, transports the reader to a time when the Arctic was virtually as harsh and inaccessible a place as the Moon or Mars.” —Natural HistoryMore