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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Shh! We’re going to let you in on a secret.

Breaking New Ground: A Personal HistoryLester Brown's autobiography, Breaking New Ground: A Personal History, has just come off the press and we are releasing it before it gets into bookstores on October 21.

If you pre-order a copy from us today … we’ll even make sure Lester autographs it for you!

In Breaking New Ground, Lester reveals his modest beginnings, how he was the first in his family to graduate from elementary school, and what inspired him to shift from growing tomatoes to working on the world’s environmental issues. For decades, Lester has been inspiring people to get to know the world around them and to become environmentally active.

“I was born at home in a small house for hired hands nine miles west of Bridgeton, New Jersey, on March 28, 1934. During the early years, when we were sharecropping, our home had no electricity, no running water or indoor plumbing, and no refrigerator. Mom cooked on a woodstove. She washed our clothes on a washboard in a metal tub in which we took our baths once a week. By age five I was doing daily chores, including cleaning out the horse stables.” —Lester R. BrownLester Brown at five years of age.

Interested in a sneak peek? Check out Chapter 1. Breakthrough, on our website.

Early comments on Breaking New Ground:

“This is a much-needed testament and historical document from one of the great environmentalists of our time.” —Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor, Harvard University

“Lester continues to inspire us with his brilliant thoughts and ideas, and in his memoir, he isn’t afraid to also show us his heart.” —Ted Turner

“Lester Brown is one of humanity’s great eco-warriors, constantly updating the state of the planet while ceaselessly seeking solutions and a path to sustainability. Breaking New Ground is an inspirational story of what one person is capable of achieving.”  —David Suzuki

“This wonderfully engaging read tells [Brown’s] story, from humble beginnings to transcendent figure on the world stage. Need some inspiration? Get yourself a copy of this book.” —Geoffrey Holland, Author, The Hydrogen Age

"What an amazing journey. . . . A must read for all those who care about the future of our planet." —Marilyn and Hal Weiner, Executive Producers, Journey to Planet Earth


Click here to order your autographed copy.


Reah Janise Kauffman



Posted by Reah Janise on 09/05 at 08:01 AM


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