The Economist. Also reviewed in The Economist: The English Rebel: One Thousand Years of Trouble-Making from the Normans to the Nineties by David Horspool. The Wall Street Journal reviews Black Maverick: T. R. M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power by David T. Beito and Linda Royster Beito.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Reviewed: Brinkley, Wilderness Warrior, and more
"How a city-born child of privilege became one of the greatest forces in American conservation is the subject of Douglas Brinkley’s vast, inspiring and enormously entertaining book, 'The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America,'" writes Jonathan Rosen in the New York Times. "The subtitle is telling — the crusade for America, not 'wild America' — because for Roosevelt, living forests and petrified forests, bird preserves and buffalo ranges were essential for the country’s survival as a moral and military power."