About the Author

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About the Author

Barbara F. Bedell has been investigating, photographing, writing about and preserving local history for 30 years. She has a dozen pamphlets to her name, and her photographs have appeared in several books and newspapers. Collecting and printing old glass negatives has long been a favorite hobby of hers.

In this, her first full length book, she started out again with investigation of one of the most interesting private properties on the east coast. On the way, she became enamored with Edward H. R. Green, discovering a man that was far more interesting, knowledgable, curious, generous and intelligent than any historical books had given him credit for.

At Round Hill, where the author now lives, Colonel Green created an estate for himself, an airport, a radio station, a laboratory for Massachusetts Institute of Technology to do research, and a shrine for the last of the sailing whaleships.

This book includes 180 black and white photos printed from old glass negatives, plus Barbara's color photographs of Round Hill today. Her enthusiasm for the area, the Colonel and his world, is the reason you will want to own this book.