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Historian Douglas Brinkley on Theodore Roosevelt

Steve Scher
08/06/2009 at 9:00 a.m.

Theodore Roosevelt is often considered the "naturalist president." He preserved over 200 million acres of wilderness including the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest. He was also an avid big game hunter who acted to save endangered animals. What sort of a man was Teddy? What elements of his legacy still inspire action today? Historian Douglas Brinkley joins us with a vivid and detailed picture of our 26th president.

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Douglas Brinkley is speaking tonight (Thursday) at 7:00 p.m. at the Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. in the Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1. Call 206.386.4636 for more information.


Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Six of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His book, "The Great Deluge," won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His latest book is "The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America."

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