In Rightful Heritage, Brinkley turns his attention Franklin Delano Roosevelt, chronicling his essential yet under-sung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America's public lands. This is an epic chronicle that is both an irresistible portrait of FDR's unrivaled passion and drive, and an indispensable analysis that skillfully illuminates the tension between business and nature-- exploiting our natural resources and conserving them. Rightful Heritage is essential reading for everyone seeking to preserve our treasured landscapes as an American birthright.
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by Douglas Brinkley
by Carole Nelson Douglas
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by William Bridges
by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
by Mark Kurlansky
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by Simon Winchester
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"FDR's conservation legacy goes far beyond the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. This monumental examination of his commitment to preserving public lands takes a solid combination of writer and narrator to carry off for listeners. The book provides both. Douglas Brinkley brings a conversational tone to his scholarship that is ably rendered by narrator William Dufris. In particular, Dufris varies his tone and pacing to match the material. He wisely doesn't try to imitate FDR's voice in direct quotes; rather, he alters his tone slightly to give aural clues that the material is a direct quotation. He also changes his voice slightly for quotations from common folks, giving them a more natural sound. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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