The Lives of Dillon Ripley: Natural Scientist, Wartime Spy, and Pioneering Leader of the Smithsonian Institution
Roger D. StoneCloth: $27.95
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Stone has produced a riveting biography of the man who held for two decades ‘the world’s top cultural job.’ He shows how Ripley navigated the period’s mood swings with numerous firsts, such as reaching multiracial crowds with the Folklife Festival.
--Stephen H. Grant, author of Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger
Dillon Ripley, a star in the firmament of twentieth-century scholars and naturalists, was for twenty years an imaginatively effective secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Roger Stone, one of a host of talented friends and admirers, has written the memoir that Dillon Ripley, because of illness, could not complete. . . . Stone’s admirably relentless scholarship celebrates just how much fun it could be ‘to go for a walk with Ripley,’ as observed by one of Dillon Ripley’s contemporaries.
--George Woodwell, founder of the Woods Hole Research Center and former chairman for the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund
ROGER D. STONE is a former correspondent and bureau chief for Time magazine, former president of the Center for Inter-American Relations, director and president of the Sustainable Development Institute, and a board member of the World Wildlife Fund, where he served with Dillon Ripley. He is the author of six previous books. He lives in Washington, DC.