Mount Auburn Book Club: The Last of His Kind by David Roberts
In The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America’s Boldest Mountaineer (2009), David Roberts gives a history of mountain climbing in the twentieth century as told through the biography of Brad Washburn, legendary mountaineering pioneer and photographer. Washburn is buried on Oak Avenue.
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in Story Chapel on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided. Free.
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.