Green Thumb and Then Some
Steven Lagerfeld on Luther Burbank.
THE GARDEN OF INVENTION:
Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants.
By Jane S. Smith.
Penguin. 354 pp. $25.95
Reviewed by Steven Lagerfeld
It’s almost impossible now to imagine an America in which a plant breeder could become a national celebrity and idol of millions. But that’s...