Linda Lear to Speak on Rachel Carson, Influential Environmentalist

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013


Rachel Carson’s 1962 blockbuster Silent Spring helped inspire the contemporary environmental movement and warned us of the dangers of the misuse of pesticides. But fifty years later the book is still as hotly debated as it was when it was published and Carson herself has been both maligned and mythologized. The Friends of the Addlestone Library are pleased to welcome Linda Lear, author of the acclaimed biography Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, for a discussion of Carson’s life and legacy.

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:00pm
Where: Addlestone Library, Room 227

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Stephanie Alexander at


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