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Flowers of Star Island, the Isles of Shoals


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Publisher / Author: Star Island Shops
ISBN: 9780974224527

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Richard A. Howard (1917-2003) was born in Stamford, Connecticut and grew up in Warren, Ohio.  He obtained a B.A. degree and Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1940. He served in the armed forces in World War II, where, with his knowedge of botany, he taught soldiers to survive if they were to become stranded in the Pacific.  He held various professsional  positions after his discharge from the Army, and, in 1954, he was appointed Director of the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.  He held this position for 25 years.  It was during this time that he visited Star Island as the theme speaker for an All Star Conference in 1964.  This book was a result of that visit.
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