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Odyssey of a Practical Visionary

It cannot be said that Belden Paulson is a man of few words. In 2009, Belden brought us a modest summary of his life to date. Among his job titles: cofounder of Italy’s first social settlement in Naples after World War II; cocreator of a complex resettlement project in Sardinia; and community organizer in Milwaukee, where he addressed poverty and racism in the 1960s. In the late 1970s with his wife, Lisa, Belden established the High Wind eco-intentional community. Belden’s idealism and risk taking enabled him to do the impossible. When he brought us his story, it was more than 1,000 pages long. Our editor, Carolyn Kott Washburne, trimmed
Odyssey of a Practical Visionary to a more readable 770 pages. At the end of the project, we introduced Belden to a public relations firm that arranged interviews and speaking engagements at which he was able to continue to share his story.

7 x 10; 770 pages; softcover; black-and-white interior; offset lithography; sewn-and-glued binding.