From the Back Cover
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.
- 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.
Page Count: 102
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Color:Black and White
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.