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The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America


Book Overview: The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

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.

In this groundbreaking epic biography, Douglas Brinkley draws on never-before-published materials to examine the life and achievements of our "naturalist president." By setting aside more than 230 million acres of wild America for posterity between 1901 and 1909, Theodore Roosevelt made conservation a universal endeavor. This crusade for the American wilderness was perhaps the greatest U.S. presidential initiative between the Civil War and World War I. Roosevelt's most important legacies led to the creation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and passage of the Antiquities Act in 1906. His executive orders saved such treasures as Devils Tower, the Grand Canyon, and the Petrified Forest.

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PublisherHarper Perennial
Publication Date2010-05-04
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Douglas Brinkley is a renowned American author and historian who has solidified his place in contemporary literature through his unique blend of scholarly insight and captivating storytelling. As a History Professor at Rice University and CNN's Presidential Historian, Brinkley's expertise has become invaluable in the realms of academia and journalism. Brinkley has authored numerous best-selling works predominantly focusing on U.S. presidential history, environmental history, and the American experience. Notable among his literary contributions is the biography of President Theodore Roosevelt, "The Wilderness Warrior", which has been hailed as a definitive exploration of Roosevelt's environmental legacy. Born in Atlanta, Brinkley earned his Ph.D. in U.S. Diplomatic History from Georgetown University. With his academic prowess, combined with his exceptional narrative skills, he has created a significant impact on American literature. His eloquent and detailed accounts have given readers an unparalleled understanding of several key moments and figures in American history, solidifying his reputation as a preeminent author and historian.

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