Douglas Brinkley speaks on his new book "Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America"

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road

The Thoreau Society and the Transcendentalism Council of First Parish in Concord present Douglas Brinkley speaking about his new book Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America.

Friday, May 13, 2016. 7:00pm at First Parish in Concord

The acclaimed, award-winning historian examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal. Douglas Brinkley’s The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theodore Roosevelt’s spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect wild America. In Rightful Heritage, Brinkley turns his attention to the other indefatigable environmental leader, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, chronicling his legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America’s public lands.

Rightful Heritage portrays FDR’s unrivaled passion and drive, and illuminates the tension between exploiting our natural resources and conserving them. It’s essential reading for anyone seeking to preserve our treasured landscapes as an American birthright.

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, the CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Audubon. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him “America’s new past master.” His recent Cronkite won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. The Great Deluge won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He is a member of the Society of American Historians and the Council on Foreign Relations.

First Parish is located at 20 Lexington Rd. Concord, MA 978-369-9602