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Douglas Brinkley - The Quiet World
In this follow up to his acclaimed The Wilderness Warrior, New York Times best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley offers a fascinating look at Alaska’s wilderness. The Quiet World documents the heroic fight to save wild Alaska—Mount McKinley and Tongass and Chugach National Forests, among other treasured landscapes—from despoilers. Brinkley traces the Wilderness Movement in Alaska from Theodore Roosevelt to Dwight D. Eisenhower, and showcases how a band of determined environmentalists—including Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and the Walt Disney Corporation—defeated the drill-baby-drill crowd of the 1950s to found the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).