Robert Musil, President and CEO of The Rachel Carson Council and a member of Council for a Livable World’s Board of Directors, has authored a new book: Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment.
While widely known for her environmental work, Rachel Carson was also a strong advocate who opposed nuclear testing starting in 1946 and supported President Kennedy’s call for a test ban treaty.
The book redefines Carson’s legacy as an environmental pioneer and researcher by linking Carson to a larger network of American women activists, thought leaders and writers. The book also serves to introduce Carson and her work to a younger audience and re-introduce the significance of her work to older readers.
The book has received high praise from reviewers, including Senator Tom Udall: “Bob Musil provides an important contribution to the history of the environmental movement. He paints a compelling portrait of Rachel Carson and the remarkable women who preceded her and who continue her legacy. He reminds us of the struggles and achievements of Ms. Carson and, just as significantly, the pivotal and courageous role that women have played in fighting for a safer and healthier world.”
The work has been released by Rutgers University Press and is available for purchase here.
For those based in Washington DC, a book launch will be held on Wednesday April 9th from 6-8PM at the Sewall-Belmont House including special guest, Senator Tom Udall.