Douglas Brinkley brings the double expertise of an academic and a journalist to this masterful account of President Theodore Roosevelt’s crusade for preserving the great forests along with their birds and other wildlife. Although he was an enthusiastic big-game hunter, Roosevelt’s alliance with visionary naturalists led him to launch the modern conservationist movement, which sought to establish bison, elk, and antelope preserves as well as numerous bird refuges.  As an outspoken advocate for the environment, Roosevelt continued his crusade well into retirement, railing against those who wantonly turn America’s rivers into sewers, pollute the air, and destroy the forests.

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ISBN: 9780060565312
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 4th, 2010

The Dark Side (Doubleday, $27.50), by Jane Mayer, tells the terrifying story of the systematic abrogation of rights that the Administration has engaged in. She calls it “a battle for the country’s soul.” Her short and sad book deserves a place on every shelf.

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ISBN: 9780307456298
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Published: Anchor - May 5th, 2009

The Way Of The World (HarperCollins, $27.95), by Ron Suskind, demonstrates the effect of “the war on terror” on individuals who are caught up in an irrational system. As with all of Suskind’s books, this one is very readable.

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ISBN: 9780061430633
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2009