Sunday, October 4, 2009
Historian Portrays a Green Theodore Roosevelt
VOANews: Historian Portrays a Green Theodore Roosevelt
In an age when "green," as in environmentally friendly, is all the rage, a prominent US historian has written a book about the man who, he says, provided the foundation for much of the conservation movement. In his new book, "Wilderness Warrior," Douglas Brinkley portrays President Theodore Roosevelt as a crusader for protecting America's wilderness, in the form of national parks, forests and grasslands. VOA's Greg Flakus spoke with Douglas Brinkley at Rice University in Houston, where he teaches, and filed this report.