to Henry Beston's literary classic, The Outermost House,
and the spirit of life on the Great Outer Beach of Cape
what they're saying about
Beston's Cape Cod by
this informative book by Don Wilding, Beston advocate par
excellence, is a reminder that Henry Beston was a remarkable
man and influential far beyond his own expectations. It's
fun and valuable to learn what made Henry tick. Mr. Wilding
is due a lot of praise for obtaining comments and recollections
of Beston by a number of individuals mostly on the Cape
whose impressions would have been lost if the author's energy
and zeal hadn't been harnessed to Beston's star. We hope
Don Wilding has a safe place for all the notes he took and
that he and/or others will use and expand on them. A southeastern
Massachusetts newspaper man, Don Wilding knows what makes
"good copy." This little book is terse, quick and eminently
interesting to read. It's a compliment to say that we readers
wish there's more to be said about Henry Beston and that
we hope Don Wilding will say it."
-- Brad Lynch, The Barnstable Patriot
were overwhelmed with your ability to write such a powerful
biography of Henry Beston -- the man ... Henry Beston’s
Cape Cod should sell extremely well ..."
-- George Rongner, friend of Henry Beston
done, Mr. Wilding. I hope you feel extremely good about
-- Jack Authelet, author and historian
up the good work in Henry's name."
-- Bob Seay, WOMR-FM, Provincetown, Mass.
Wilding) is arguably Beston’s No. 1 fan, and hopes to bring
Beston’s name and simple, Earth-oriented philosophy to a
-- Conor Berry, The Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.
Beston, traumatized by the mechanized destruction of World
War I, knew and ultimately rejected (the mechanized world).
(Nan Turner) Waldron understood. Now Wilding does."
-- James Merolla, The Sun Chronicle, Attleboro, Mass.
succeeds in putting more flesh around Beston's life."
-- Sue Harrison, The Provincetown Banner, Provincetown,
Wilding, Beston lives on through his words, which he considers
more relevant today than ever."
-- Craig Salters, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass.
on preserving -- and creating -- a piece of history about
something that really matters."
-- Betsy Shea-Taylor, The Sun Chronicle, Attleboro, Mass.