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."