Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

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Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
784
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.8 inches | 2.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062089250

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About the Author
Douglas Brinkley, director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans, is author of the American Heritage History of the United States, The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House, and Rosa Parks.
Reviews
"High-spirited and admirably thorough."--Washington Post
"[Douglas] Brinkley is one of the nation's most acclaimed and popular historians [and] Rightful Heritage is a big book about a pivotal time in American history. Brinkley writes admiringly of Roosevelt's record, but his tone is backed up by a rich trove of research."--USA Today (four stars)
"Enjoyably exhaustive."--New York Times Book Review
Douglas Brinkley is America's most distinguished student of our nation's environmental history. Rightful Heritage is a landmark achievement. The fullest and most compelling study of FDR's extraordinary role in perpetuating our natural treasures, it is a must read for anyone interested in the environment--Robert Dallek
A marvelous book; one of Brinkley's very best. FDR's conservation achievements helped preserve the nation's natural bounty and made it accessible to citizens as never before. By telling this grand story so well, Brinkley provokes readers to appreciate how the national government can perform wonders of its own.--Sean Wilentz
Following his definitive look at Teddy Roosevelt's passion for wilderness conservation, Brinkley now brings us a colorful, exciting narrative of how his cousin FDR carried on the cause. Brinkley gives us a wonderful, timely new perspective on FDR; his wife, Eleanor; and the dedicated environmentalists around them.--Walter Isaacson
With this engaging book, Brinkley recovers one of FDR's long-overlooked legacies: stewardship of America's natural resources. This is a vivid history of an important subject. We are lucky that Brinkley has turned his attention to the Roosevelt we do not generally associate with the preservation of our environment.--Jon Meacham
Stunningly researched and compellingly written, Rightful Heritage tells the story of FDR's love affair with the American wilderness. In our search for compassionate and clear-headed leaders to guide us through the environmental crisis, Brinkley's vividly detailed account of Roosevelt's pioneering preservationism serves as a much-needed beacon and bible.--Megan Marshall
Rightful Heritage is an irresistibly powerful and beautiful tale of America's fraught love affair with its land, told by one of our most gifted historians. Brinkley follows FDR on an astonishing journey that, despite war, depression, and political infighting, somehow preserved what is most precious to us.--Candice Millard