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  • The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (34)

    In this groundbreaking epic biography, Douglas Brinkley draws on never-before-published materials to examine the life and achievements of our "naturalist president." By setting aside more than 230 million acres of wild America for posterity between 1901 and 1909, Theodore Roosevelt made conservation a universal endeavor. This crusade for the American wilderness was perhaps the greatest U.S. presidential initiative between the Civil War and World War I.

    Robert says: "Inspirational"
    "I DID keep listening"
    Overall

    This must be a good book, since in spite of its substantive as well as annoying flaws, I finished it. The errors of fact (wrong birth date for Lincoln, for example) are well documented in other reviews. Where the print version apparently suffers from typos, the audible version suffers from mispronounciations. Canyon de CheLLY NOT! It's Canyon de Shay. Mt. DESSERT Island, not Mt. Desert. This lack of fact-checking and simple attention to detail certainly causes concern about the validity of the rest of the book. What about errors the reader/listener doesn't recognize? Too bad that the scholarship and/or editing casts doubt on the, well, validity, of the book. That being said, I did finish it.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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