Rightful Heritage by Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley
6:30pm doors open, 7 pm program
By Douglas Brinkley, award winning historian and author
In Douglas Brinkley’s newest book, he traces Franklin Roosevelt’s environmental legacy and his love for the natural world from his youth exploring the Hudson Valley and bird watching. As America’s president from 1933 to 1945, Roosevelt established hundreds of federal migratory bird refuges and spearheaded the modern endangered species movement. He brilliantly positioned his conservation goals as economic policy to combat the severe unemployment of the Great Depression and employed nearly three million young men to work on conservation projects—including building trails in the national parks, pollution control, land restoration and the planting of ver two billion trees.
Rightful Heritage is essential reading for everyone seeking to preserve our treasured landscapes as an American birthright.
Dr. Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, the CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Audubon. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him “America’s new past master.”