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

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The Wilderness Warrior:  Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley is a 940-page hardcover published in 2009 by Harper Collins Publishers.  The dust jacket has small areas of chipping and tearing but is intact.  Inside, the book is pristine, with clean unmarked pages and solid binding.  The condition is very good.

Book Summary

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.  Tracing the role that nature played in Roosevelt's storied career, Brinkley brilliantly analyzes the influence that the works of John James Audobon and Charles Darwin had on the young man who would become our twenty-sixth president.

ISBN:  978-0-06-056528-2