Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2007

288 Pages | 13 illus.

4-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195172478

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The Gentle Subversive

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement

Mark Hamilton Lytle

New Narratives in American History

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring antagonized some of the most powerful interests in the nation--including the farm block and the agricultural chemical industry--and helped launch the modern environmental movement. In The Gentle Subversive, Mark Hamilton Lytle offers a compact life of Carson, illuminating the road that led to this vastly influential book.

Succinct and engaging, The Gentle Subversive is a story of success, celebrity, controversy, and vindication. It will inspire anyone interested in protecting the natural world or in women's struggle to find a voice in society.

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