The world's preeminent environmental organization began with a layer of soot on the windowsill of a Greenwich Village apartment. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) founder John H. Adams, a pioneer of environmental action, was working as a lawyer for the U.S. Attorney's office when he and fellow lawyers teamed up to form a grassroots environmental advocacy group. Since 1970, NRDC has grown into an international powerhouse with 1.2 million members and a staff of scientists and lawyers whose mission is to safeguard the planet. This inspiring memoir tells the story of the NRDC and the environmental movement it sparked.
©2010 John H. Adams & Patricia Adams (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."
I would like to preface this review by saying: Force for Nature blew my mind.
Force for Nature has all the humor, back-room deals, politics, and action of ANY Hollywood government conspiracy movie. It's about one of the most influential environmental movements that's ever existed, an organization that rocked the terrestrial boat—a true David vs. Goliath feat of ecological salvation.
If you ever wondered how small communities and neighborhoods conquered what seemed to be inevitable water/air/natural resource destruction, this is the true story of the characters that did it. Absolutely heroic and fearless!
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