Rachel Carson s landmark book Silent Spring set the modern environmental movement in motion.This very special collection of letters from Rachel Carson to her Maine summer neighbor Dorothy Freeman offers an intimate, spellbinding look at Carson s private life and thoughts An intimate collection of letters from the woman who sparked the modern environmental movement WhatRachel Carson s landmark book Silent Spring set the modern environmental movement in motion.This very special collection of letters from Rachel Carson to her Maine summer neighbor Dorothy Freeman offers an intimate, spellbinding look at Carson s private life and thoughts An intimate collection of letters from the woman who sparked the modern environmental movement What is revealed in this selection of letters is the extraordinary, private person of Carson and her relationship with Freeman, the nature loving, homebody friend of her later years It is not often that a collection of letters reveals character, emotional depth, personality, indeed intellect and talent, as well as a full biography might these letters do all that Doris Grumbach, The New York Times Book Review
Always Rachel The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman The Story of a Remarkable Friendship Concord Library Rachel Carson s landmark book Silent Spring set the modern environmental movement in motion This very special collection of letters from Rachel Carson to her Maine summer neighbor Dorothy Freeman offe
This book probably isn't for everyone -- it's long and the editor wasn't especially ruthless in her pruning (she is the grand-daughter of Carson's correspondent and trustee of the letters, so she can be forgiven). This bulky volume is worth the extra time, for the letters between Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, her dearest friend, are deeply moving.For anyone who appreciates Carson's solitary work as a female scientist and whistle blower, in addition to being a beloved nature writer, these le [...]
I'm currently reading this book. It's part of my morning ritual while I eat breakfast. I'm drawn into Rachel and Dorothy's world a few letters at a time. It almost feels wrong to read these intimate letters, knowing that Rachel so valued her privacy, but given that the editor is the granddaughter of Dorothy Freeman, and consulted with Dorothy prior to beginning this project, I feel less like a voyeur and more like a privileged friend. The letters chronicle the lives of these two women during the [...]
Loved this. Probably 90% of the letters are from Rachel, which is a shame because Dorothy's long "every day" type letters were wonderful and, even as long as the book already is, I wanted more! :)Rachel and Dorothy were readers, and the mentions of the books they were reading delighted me. I started keeping a list of all the ones that looked interesting some I've read before: Gift from the Sea, Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle: Darwin's Five-Year Circumnavigation, and The Wind in the Willows. O [...]
You don't have to have read any of Rachel Carson's books in order to fully appreciate the letters she wrote to her best friend. These letters (nearly 3/4 written by Rachel) show the love and intensity of her friendship with Dorothy Freeman; they offer a glimpse of what life was like in the 1950s and 1960s - particularly the world of publishing and environmentalism; they show her fear and courage during her fight with breast cancer. She doesn't go into much detail about the writing process she we [...]
A kindred spirit gave this to me to read with a beautiful inscription. I am slowly reading through it. It is over 500 pages, but oh so amazing if read in the correct frame of mind.
Moving account of a deep friendship between two women, heightened by knowing Rachel Carson's place in history. Sad what stresses she had to deal with in her short life