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For 85 years, Henry Beston's The Outermost House has been THE definitive book about Cape Cod. Now, Don Wilding, co-founder of the Henry Beston Society, tells the story behind Beston's timeless nature classic.
Learn about:
  • How The Outermost House inspired legislators in Washington to establish the Cape Cod National Seashore.
  • How Henry Beston's trail to Cape Cod began at the Battle of Verdun in World War I.
  • The influence that Henry Beston and The Outermost House had on Rachel Carson, other nature writers, and the American environmental movement.
  • The Cape Cod stories that you won't find in The Outermost House.
  • The winter hurricane that claimed Beston's house in 1978.
ISBN: 9780989316309
Page Count: 102
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Color:Black and White
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About the Author

Don Wilding is a co-founder of the nonprofit Henry Beston Society of Cape Cod. An award-winning newspaper editor, writer and designer, Don has been the lecturer for dozens of Beston Society programs across New England since 2002. Among the hosts for Don's lecture programs have been the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Thoreau Society, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Don is the producer for the Beston Society's upcoming feature length documentary film based on this book. He lives with his wife, Nita, on Cape Cod.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: Donald A Wilding (July 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989316300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989316309
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,923,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Don Wilding is the co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit Henry Beston Society of Cape Cod, and the author of "Henry Beston's Cape Cod." "(Wilding) found (a like-minded soul) in author Nan Turner Waldron, the author of the book, "Journey to Outermost House,'" according to an article in the Oct. 18, 2013 edition of the Cape Codder newspaper of Orleans, Mass. "Waldron stayed at the Outermost House every year between 1961 and 1977, and just before she died, she gave her huge slide collection and research notes to Wilding. It was a legacy he took seriously." Don also pens a regular column, "Shore Lore," for the Cape Codder newspaper of Orleans, Mass. Www.outermosthousemovie.com

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Don Wilding does a superb job of depicting Henry Beston's view of Cape Cod and the it's importance in establishing a National Seashore. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves Cape Cod or simply admires all of the sights and sounds of the beach!
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This book provides a interesting and informative Coda to "The Outermost House". The reader gets an insiders glimpse into Beston's world.
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Much more interesting to me than the original Henry Beston book.
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This is a small biography of Beston, but it doesn't discuss in detail how his book influenced legislation or legislators. Some interesting photography.
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