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This is a very nice biography of the writings of Rachel Carson and the story of how she came to write Silent Spring. After reading Silent Spring I couldn't resist learning more about the author that changed environmental politics & faced off against men as an equal in a time when women were treated as anything but equals. Lytle kept this biography reletively short and to the point. It's interesting but not wordy, which makes it an easy read. It's not a page turner but still very enjoyable and informative.  

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Exhaustively researched and documented, compelling, thoroughly readable. Ultimately tragic and moving portrait of conviction and integrity. Study Murray Bookchin as well.

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Although gracefully written, this is an entirely unnecessary book. It goes over ground already covered by Linda Lear's comprehensive biography and Frank Graham's Since Silent Spring. The only new material given, Carson's education in ecology, is unsubstantiated, undocumented, and erroneous. 

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