One of Our Own…

Kudos to our blogmate Souder for birthing another book, On a Farther Shore, The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Carson’s Silent Spring and it is a fitting time for a top-flight author like Bill to look back on what that book did – and didn’t – mean for the environmental movement and how it came along just as the American people (and others) were first awakening to the idea that “Better Living Through Chemicals” might not be true in every instance.

Mr. Souder gave a nice interview on the book to MinnPost that’s available here and you can – I’m sure – expect to see other interviews pop up on whatever passes for a press tour today.

Well done, Mr. Souder, except for the collateral damage of making the rest of your blogmates look like slackers.  We’d welcome any posting you’d care to make about the book, Ms. Carson or the research and writing process.

– Austin



6 thoughts on “One of Our Own…

  1. Ellen Mrja says:

    Plus I just ordered the “Under a Wild Sky” bio about John James Audubon for my father-in-law for Christmas. This work was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, folks. Wow and just wow, William. I agree that a post on the way of one writer (you) would be fine reading.

  2. William Souder says:

    Well…thanks everyone. So far, so good. And I accept your gracious offer to post something about the book. Will do so, presently.

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