Download or read book The Wilderness Warrior written by Douglas Brinkley and published by Harper Perennial. This book was released on 2010-05-04 with total page 960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the Best Books of the Year The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Kansas City Star, The Chicago Tribune, and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch In this monumental biography, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley examines the life and achievements of Theodore Roosevelt, our "naturalist president," and his tireless crusade for the American wilderness—a legacy now more important than ever.
Download or read book Wilderness Warrior LP written by Douglas Brinkley and published by HarperLuxe. This book was released on 2009 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Evaluates Theodore Roosevelt's role in launching modern conservationsim, identifying the contributions of such influences as James Audubon and John Muir while describing how Roosevelt's exposure to natural wonders in his early life shaped his environmental values.
|Author||: Leroy G. Dorsey|
|Publisher||: Texas A&M University Press|
|Release Date||: 2016-04-15|
|ISBN 10||: 9781623494001|
|Pages||: 152 pages|
|Rating||: 4.6/5 (234 users)|
Download or read book Theodore Roosevelt Conservation and the 1908 Governors Conference written by Leroy G. Dorsey and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Among Theodore Roosevelt’s many initiatives, one of the most important accomplishments was his effort to convince the nation that conserving the environment was crucial to its continued existence. Years of national tours, presidential edicts, and policy wrangling culminated in an unprecedented conference of governors at the White House in 1908. Leroy G. Dorsey explores the rhetorical power of Roosevelt’s address at this historic conservation summit, specifically examining how the president popularized the notion of conservation in the public consciousness. Much has been written on Roosevelt’s conservation policy, but surprisingly little attention has been given to this pivotal moment in the rhetorical rally on its behalf. This book fills an important void in the history of conservation for all who seek a deeper understanding of a president so identified as a champion of the environment.
|Author||: Mark I. West|
|Publisher||: Rowman & Littlefield|
|Release Date||: 2022-05|
|ISBN 10||: 9781538159361|
|Pages||: 189 pages|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (381 users)|
Download or read book Theodore Roosevelt and His Library at Sagamore Hill written by Mark I. West and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-05 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theodore Roosevelt and His Library at Sagamore Hill explores Roosevelt’s passion for reading, the role that reading books played in his political career, and an overview of the history of his personal library complete with photographs of the library as it still exists at Sagamore Hill.
Download or read book Theodore Roosevelt and the Art of American Power written by William R. Nester and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-02-28 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study comprehensively and systematically explores how Theodore Roosevelt understood, massed, and wielded power to pursue his vision for an America that was the world’s most prosperous, just, and influential nation.
Download or read book Theodore Roosevelt Naturalist in the Arena written by Char Miller and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2020-03 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theodore Roosevelt’s scientific curiosity and love of the outdoors proved a defining force throughout his hectic life as a rancher and explorer, police commissioner and governor of New York, vice president and president of the United States. Conservation and natural history were parts of a whole for this driven, charismatic public servant, and Roosevelt approached the natural world with joy and a passionate engagement. Drawing on an array of approaches—biographical, ecological and environmental, literary and political, Theodore Roosevelt, Naturalist in the Arena analyzes this energetic man’s manifold encounters with the great outdoors. George Bird Grinnell, Gifford Pinchot, John Muir, and William Hornaday were among the many conservationists with whom Roosevelt corresponded, collaborated, hiked, and governed—and in turn, inspired. Together, Roosevelt and his contemporaries developed a progressive argument for the conservation of natural resources as a way to construct a more democratic nation-state. This legacy also comes with some troubling domestic and global implications, as Roosevelt fused his call for the conservation of resources—natural and human, domestically and internationally—with a deep-seated conviction that some were more fit than others to control the world and define its future.
|Author||: Keith Aune|
|Publisher||: Arcadia Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2019-09-23|
|ISBN 10||: 9781439666845|
|Pages||: 144 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (396 users)|
Download or read book Theodore Roosevelt Bison Restoration on the Great Plains written by Keith Aune and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2019-09-23 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This history chronicles the 19th century plan to reintroduce wild bison into Western Montana and the rise of Roosevelt’s conservation movement. In the late 1800s, the rapid depletion of the American bison population prompted calls for the preservation of wildlife and wild lands in North America. Following a legendary hunt for the last wild bison in central Montana, Dr. William Hornady sought to immortalize the West's most iconic species. Activists like Theodore Roosevelt rose to the call, initiating a restoration plan that seemed almost incomprehensible in that era. This thoroughly researched history follows the ambitious project from the first animals bred at the Bronx Zoo to today's National Bison Range. Glenn Plumb, a former chief wildlife biologist for the National Park Service, and Keith Aune, the former Wildlife Conservation Society director of bison programs, demonstrate how the success of bison repopulation bolstered Roosevelt's broader conservation efforts.
Download or read book The Birth of the FBI written by Willard M. Oliver, Sam Houston State University and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-07-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Birth of the FBI traces the roots of the struggle between President Roosevelt and Congressman Tawney in the creation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Download or read book American Heritage History of the United States written by Douglas Brinkley and published by Viking Adult. This book was released on 1998 with total page 628 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveys the whole history of the United States and includes hundreds of photographs and illustrations
Download or read book Dean Acheson written by Douglas Brinkley and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 1992-01-01 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Acheson was President Harry Truman's secretary of state, the American father of NATO and active in US foreign policy after World War II. He was also a Democratic Party activist in Eisenhower's presidency and an advisor in the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon eras. This charts his post-secretarial career.
Download or read book A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt written by Serge Ricard and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-08-26 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt is the first comprehensive anthology to encompass Roosevelt as whole, highlighting both his personality and his skilled diplomacy. Revitalizes and internationalizes scholarship on this most popular and highly-rated American president Covers many aspects of Roosevelt’s personality and his policies, domestic and foreign, to create a complete picture of the man Provides scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic, from established Roosevelt specialists, respected scholars, and a new generation of historians A new and fresh historiographical exploration of Roosevelt’s life and ideas, political career and achievements, and his legacies
Download or read book Theodore Roosevelt for Nature Lovers written by Mark Dawidziak and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-10-20 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For history and nature fans Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most beloved U.S. presidents of all time. Handsomely designed with more than 40 illustrations and photographs. A nice gift for history buffs and naturalists. In addition to being a politician, frontiersman, and rancher, Roosevelt was an enthusiastic hunter who fought passionately for conservation. He played a significant role in setting aside land for the national parks. He participated in expeditions to benefit the New York Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian, and while in the White House, his children enjoyed the company of a menagerie of ponies, cats, dogs, lizards, rabbits, a macaw, snakes, and guinea pigs. Theodore Roosevelt for Nature Lovers is a collection of delightful anecdotes—including the famous story about the “Teddy” bear—that reveal the Bull Moose’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. Mark Dawidziak is the TV critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the author of many books, including Mark Twain for Cat Lovers (Lyons). He lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Download or read book FDR and the Creation of the U N written by Townsend Hoopes and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 1997-01-01 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this comprehensive account, two prize-winning historians explain how the idea of the United Nations was conceived, debated, and revised, first within the U.S. government and then by negotiation with its major allies in World War II. 28 illustrations.
Download or read book Your Country My Country written by Robert Bothwell and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The book might almost be entitled Canadians in the Attic. Canada is the United States' forgotten twin, the country that resembles the United States more than any other, and that shares a history with America that goes back to the seventeenth century, and that includes the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the anti-slavery movement, to name only a few. Canada is in a way a measure of, a barometer of, American exceptionalism. What happens in Canada is often a reflection of what has happened in the United States, but by the same token, what happens in Canada is often a sign of what could happen in its American neighbor. While the two countries have distinct political systems, and particular histories, ideologically they are closer together than standard Canadian histories suggest. (Canadians are left out of standard American histories.) Arguably, Canada is the part of North America where the New Deal came to fruition in the 1960s, when it was frustrated in the United States. But no American political idea fails to penetrate Canada, and in the 2000s many Canadians, including the current Canadian government, seek to imitate or replicate the hard-right turn in American politics. From whatever direction, the Canadian experience illuminates American experience-- and vice-versa"--
Download or read book Theodore Roosevelt written by Thomas Bailey and published by University Press of New England. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of all the many biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, none has presented the twenty-sixth president as he saw himself: as a man of letters. This fascinating account traces Roosevelt’s lifelong engagement with books and discusses his writings from childhood journals to his final editorial, finished just hours before his death. His most famous book, The Rough Riders—part memoir, part war adventure—barely begins to suggest the dynamism of his literary output. Roosevelt read widely and deeply, and worked tirelessly on his writing. Along with speeches, essays, reviews, and letters, he wrote history, autobiography, and tales of exploration and discovery. In this thoroughly original biography, Roosevelt is revealed at his most vulnerable—and his most human.
Download or read book Laid Waste written by John Lauritz Larson and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2019-11-08 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After humble beginnings as faltering British colonies, the United States acquired astonishing wealth and power as the result of what we now refer to as modernization. Originating in England and Western Europe, transplanted to the Americas, then copied around the world in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this process locked together science and technology, political democracy, economic freedom, and competitive capitalism. This has produced for some populations unimagined wealth and material comfort, yet it has also now brought the global environment to a tipping point beyond which life as we know it may not be sustainable. How did we come to endanger the very future of life on earth in our heedless pursuit of wealth and happiness? In Laid Waste!, John Lauritz Larson answers that question with a 350-year review of the roots of an American "culture of exploitation" that has left us free, rich, and without an honest sense of how this crisis came to be. Larson undertakes an ambitious historical synthesis, seeking to illuminate how the culture of exploitation grew out of the earliest English settlements and has continually undergirded U.S. society and its cherished myths. Through a series of meditations on key concepts, the story moves from the starving times of early Jamestown through the rise of colonial prosperity, the liberation of the revolutionary generation, the launching of the American republic, and the emergence of a new global industrial power by the end of the nineteenth century. Through this story, the book explores the rise of an American sense of righteousness, entitlement, and destiny that has masked any recognition that our wealth and success has come at expense to anyone or anything. Part polemic, part jeremiad, and part historical overview, Laid Waste! is a provocative and bracing account of how the development of American culture itself has led us to today's crises.
Download or read book Crisis of the Wasteful Nation written by Ian Tyrrell and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2015-01-19 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Long before people were “going green” and toting reusable bags, the Progressive generation of the early 1900s was calling for the conservation of resources, sustainable foresting practices, and restrictions on hunting. Industrial commodities such as wood, water, soil, coal, and oil, as well as improvements in human health and the protection of “nature” in an aesthetic sense, were collectively seen for the first time as central to the country’s economic well-being, moral integrity, and international power. One of the key drivers in the rise of the conservation movement was Theodore Roosevelt, who, even as he slaughtered animals as a hunter, fought to protect the country’s natural resources. In Crisis of the Wasteful Nation, Ian Tyrrell gives us a cohesive picture of Roosevelt’s engagement with the natural world along with a compelling portrait of how Americans used, wasted, and worried about natural resources in a time of burgeoning empire. Countering traditional narratives that cast conservation as a purely domestic issue, Tyrrell shows that the movement had global significance, playing a key role in domestic security and in defining American interests around the world. Tyrrell goes beyond Roosevelt to encompass other conservation advocates and policy makers, particularly those engaged with shaping the nation’s economic and social policies—policies built on an understanding of the importance of crucial natural resources. Crisis of the Wasteful Nation is a sweeping transnational work that blends environmental, economic, and imperial history into a cohesive tale of America’s fraught relationships with raw materials, other countries, and the animal kingdom.