Adventures in conservation with Franklin D. Roosevelt by Irving Brant foreword by Stewart Udall. IRVING BRANT.

Adventures in conservation with Franklin D. Roosevelt by Irving Brant foreword by Stewart Udall. [Flagstaff, AZ]: Northland Publishing, [1988]. 24x17.4 cm, pp. [i-vi] vii-x [xi-xii] 1-348, illustrations, original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver, gray endpapers. First edition. Irving Brant (1885-1976), American journalist, environmentalist and historian, is best known for his definitive biography of President James Madison. In 1933 Brant became a trusted advisor, both official and unofficial, to Franklin Roosevelt and to his secretary of the interior, Harold L. Ickes, mainly on conservation and resource issues. "Although he was a major figure in the conservation movement for over thirty years ... the main focus of this book is on policy disputes that were dominant in the New Deal years. As the self-appointed point man in many of these controversies, Brant wrote speeches and strategy papers for FDR and for Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes. What enlivens the pages of this volume are the vividly written, blow-by-blow accounts of the big fights that made history during those years" (Udall, foreword, p. viii). Conservation matters pertaining to the High Sierra include acquiring the Carl Inn sugar pines, the campaign to establish Kings Canyon National Park, and the effort to purchase the South Grove of the Calaveras Big Trees and adjacent timber from the Pickering Lumber Company. Remainder mark to bottom edge of text block, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with light rubs and wear at edges. (#166325).

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