Life’s Irony… Rachel Carson…

June 25, 2021 by  
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Almost daily, as we read through issues here at the RareNewspapers Office, we are smacked in the face with the ironies of life.  Here is the latest one to grab my attention.  Rachel Carson, wildlife specialist and crusader, wrote a book in 1962 titled, “The Silent Spring”.  Her book decried the use of pesticides and rallied President Kennedy to initiate a special study by his Science Advisory Committee.  Ironically, Miss Carson died of cancer at the not so old age of 56.  The April 15, 1964 issue of THE SPRINGFIELD UNION has a front page obituary in tribute to her and her work (see photo).

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2 Responses to “Life’s Irony… Rachel Carson…”

  1. Doreen Mileto on June 26th, 2021 7:09 am

    Interesting. I actually did a book report on “Silent Spring” when I was in high school.

  2. GuyHeilenman on August 24th, 2021 9:48 am

    Interesting. We once had am amazing office manager who also did a similar book report in high school. 🙂 Oh… Sorry it has taken me so long to respond.

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