"DDT Wars: Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating the Environmental Defense Fund"
By Charles F. Wurster
Oxford University Press, $24.95
Reviewed by BILL KOVARIK
In April of 1963, Charles Wurster and a small group of fellow scientists decided they would monitor a planned DDT spraying in Hanover, N.H. They hadn’t read Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” published the year before; nor had they looked at much of the scientific literature.