Chicago area libraries should be interested acquiring in A Man of Salt and Trees: The Life of Joy Morton by James Ballowe, which publishes in April. Joy Morton was the founder of both the Morton Salt Company and the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. His father was Julius Sterling Morton, President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture and founder of Arbor Day. The family motto was "Plant Trees."
James Ballowe will be signing his book at the Arboretum Bookstore on April 25 between 11 and 3 - the same day members pick up their advanced orders of trees, shrubs, and perennials. The author will also speak about the book and the life of Morton at the Arboretum on May 16.
Bellowe, James. A Man of Salt and Trees: The Life of Joy Morton. Northern Illinois University Press, April 2009. ISBN 9780875803982