Douglas Brinkley brings the double expertise of an academic and a journalist to this masterful account of President Theodore Roosevelt’s crusade for preserving the great forests along with their birds and other wildlife. Although he was an enthusiastic big-game hunter, Roosevelt’s alliance with visionary naturalists led him to launch the modern conservationist movement, which sought to establish bison, elk, and antelope preserves as well as numerous bird refuges. As an outspoken advocate for the environment, Roosevelt continued his crusade well into retirement, railing against those who wantonly turn America’s rivers into sewers, pollute the air, and destroy the forests.
The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America - Douglas Brinkley
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 4th, 2010