The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas BrinkleyThe Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley

The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

byDouglas Brinkley

Paperback | May 4, 2010

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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.
Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, CBS News Historian, and a contributing editor atVanity Fair.The Chicago Tribunehas dubbed him "America's new past master." Seven of his books have been selected asNew York TimesNotable Books of the Year.Cronkitewon the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was aWash...
Title:The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:960 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.92 inPublished:May 4, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060565314

ISBN - 13:9780060565312

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I bought this book for a light summer read and found it provides great insight into the life of Teddy Roosevelt, his family and early 20th century environmentalism. Would recommend for adult readers of various interests and backgrounds!
Date published: 2018-06-21

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“Douglas Brinkley has brought us an important, deeply researched, compellingly readable and inspiring story. Exactly a century after his Presidency, there could not be a better time to revisit and celebrate T.R.’s unfinished environmental legacy.”