The American environmental movement stretches back over a century of activism and hard work. Four extraordinary Americans stand at its heart: John Muir, a pioneer of conservationism, was the founder of our national park system. Rachel Carson, biologist and author, brought widespread attention to the effects of pesticides and chemical wastes. David McTaggert, the organizer of Greenpeace, introduced the tactic of non-violent resistance into the struggle, while Dave Foreman, co-founder and former leader of the activist group Earth First!, shook up a movement that had grown complacent. Engaging biographies of all four, highlighted by the author's interviews with McTaggert and Foreman, place each in historical context, while Archer explains where the movement has been, and what the issues will be in the future.
"Numerous details and incidents vividly evoke the social climate". -- Kirkus Reviews for They Had a Dream
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That coverage, however, is one-sided as McTaggert recounts his battles to save the animals and the environment from hunters, poachers, and nuclear explosions, and Foreman is linked to spiking trees and sabotaging logging equipment while hotly denying accusations of conspiracy to cut the power lin...| Read Full Review of To Save the Earth: The Americ...