Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt And The Land Of America.

Brinkley, Douglas.

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He did more to protect America’s coastlines, marine sanctuaries, and barrier islands than all of his White House predecessors combined. In this outstanding (more than 700 pages), exactingly researched work Brinkley delves into the details of FDR’s astounding environmental accomplishments which not only created and protected public lands, but provided work for young people during the Depression.


SKU: 9780062441553


Douglas Brinkley's The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theo dore Roosevelt's spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect 234 million acres of wild America. Now, in Rightful Heritage, Brinkley turns his attention to another indefatigable environmental leader-Theodore's distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt-chronicling his essential yet undersung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the premier protector of America's public lands. FDR built state park systems and scenic roadways from scratch. Through his leadership, pristine landscapes such as the Great Smokies, the Everglades, Joshua Tree, the Olympics, Big Bend, and the Channel Islands were forever saved. Rightful Heritage is essential reading for everyone interested in our treasured landscapes and historic sites as American birthrights.

Book Details

Author Brinkley, Douglas.
Format PB
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint HarperCollins
Number of Pages 1312
Publish Date 21/03/2016
Catalogue Sep19
Catalogue book number 41