ROAD TO THE SUN. Marjorie Stoneman Douglas.
ROAD TO THE SUN
ROAD TO THE SUN

ROAD TO THE SUN

New York: Rinehart & Company, Incorporated, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Special Limited FLORIDA EDITION, signed by Douglas on the half-title. The author's second book and first novel, a fictional account of the real estate boom that occurred in the Miami area immediately prior to the First World War. A member of the Wellesley College class of 1912, Douglas (1890-1998) came to Florida as a young woman, after an early marriage had ended very badly, and worked as a newspaper reporter, columnist, and writer of short stories, eventually turning her attention to conservation, as well as to other liberal causes, including support for migrant workers. In 1947, she published The Everglades - River of Grass, which raised America's consciousness and transformed the Florida Everglades from an area that was looked upon as a useless swamp - to be drained and developed commercially - to a national park that is seen as a valuable environmental resources to be protected and preserved. After the successful campaign to preserve the Everglades as a national park, Douglas continued her work by founding the Friends of the Everglades, a conservation organization still active today. Octavo. Original light green buckram binding, with burgundy and yellow stamping. The bottom corners are lightly bumped, with some very mild wear to the dust jacket; otherwise very good. Very good / Very good. Item #69959

Price: $250.00

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