"Douglas Brinkley brings to this magnificent story of Theodore Roosevelt's crusade on behalf of America's national parks the same qualities that made TR so fascinating a figure—an astonishing range of knowledge, a superb narrative skill, a wonderfully vivid writing style and an inexhaustible energy."
—Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals
A vast, inspiring, and enormously entertaining book.”
— New York Times Book Review
From New York Times bestselling historian Douglas Brinkley comes a sweeping historical narrative and eye-opening look at the pioneering environmental policies of President Theodore Roosevelt, avid bird-watcher, naturalist, and the founding father of America’s conservation movement—now approaching its 100th anniversary.
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An appropriately vigorous and larger-than-life—but also detailed and carefully documented—biography of the visionary president...Magisterial and timely, given the manifold environmental crises facing the current administration.Read Full Review of The Wilderness Warrior: Theod... | See more reviews from Kirkus
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...Read Full Review of The Wilderness Warrior: Theod... | See more reviews from NY Times
...this book’s best lesson about the presidency involves the blunt means by which Roosevelt enacted his conservation policies.Read Full Review of The Wilderness Warrior: Theod... | See more reviews from NY Times
Brinkley has plowed the acreage of Roosevelt’s passion for the west with incredible thoroughness. His prose sometimes comes close to the kind of exuberant exclamatory hooroaring that marked Roosevelt’s own speech. While earnest to a fault, it can often get bogged down in detail...Read Full Review of The Wilderness Warrior: Theod...
"The Wilderness Warrior" raises some worrisome questions about the ability of social collectives to take effective action when and where it is urgently needed.Read Full Review of The Wilderness Warrior: Theod... | See more reviews from LA Times
...makes a convincing case that Roosevelt's conservationist record has been obscured by his well-known eagerness to shoot and stuff large animals.Read Full Review of The Wilderness Warrior: Theod...
Exhaustive, exhilarating, entertaining, enlightening...For the modern reader, this is a biography to be read slowly and savored in small segments.Read Full Review of The Wilderness Warrior: Theod...
With compelling storytelling, the author provides insight into why Roosevelt was so passionate, to the point of obsession, about saving America’s wild places.Read Full Review of The Wilderness Warrior: Theod...
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