Q&A: Douglas Brinkley Rates Presidents for Their Environmental Records, Calling Nixon a ‘Reluctant Environmentalist’ and Donald Trump ‘a Zero on This Issue’

When the historian Douglas Brinkley wrote “The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America” (2009), The New York Times called it a “vast, inspiring and enormously entertaining book” for its depiction of a great conservationist president who saved 234 million acres of America’s wilderness.  Brinkley, a professor of history at Rice University in […]

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