The Wilderness Warrior

The Wilderness Warrior

Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

Book - 2009
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"Douglas Brinkley brings to this magnificent story of Theodore Roosevelt's crusade on behalf of America's national parks the same qualities that made TR so fascinating a figure--an astonishing range of knowledge, a superb narrative skill, a wonderfully vivid writing style and an inexhaustible energy."
--Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals

A vast, inspiring, and enormously entertaining book."
-- New York Times Book Review

From New York Times bestselling historian Douglas Brinkley comes a sweeping historical narrative and eye-opening look at the pioneering environmental policies of President Theodore Roosevelt, avid bird-watcher, naturalist, and the founding father of America's conservation movement--now approaching its 100th anniversary.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2009.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060565282
Branch Call Number: 973.911 ROOSEVEL BRINKLEY
Characteristics: xv, 940 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.


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Jun 14, 2013

Was there ever a US President more colorful, more energetic than TR? And certainly there was never one who loved nature more than he. This VERY long book by Douglas Brinkley presents, often in excruciating detail, TR's efforts at conservation. A more energetic editor would have made this a better book. That said, there is no doubt that the current generation and generations to come owe a huge debt of gratitude to TR for recognizing the conservation value of many areas (including several in the Pacific Northwest) and setting them aside before lumber, mining, livestock and farming interests got there first. Brinkley candidly sets forth the enigma of Roosevelt--how could a man who loved nature as much as he be such an enthusiastic trophy hunter? Many amateur reviewers have complained there are many factual errors in the book; that may be and I wish I knew what they were. But the book should be read by anyone who appreciates our national parks, national forests, and national wildlife refuges.

schwaegler Feb 22, 2013

While I learned a lot, I found it rambling and filled with factual and editorial errors.


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