Thoreau’s Wild America: From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump

Theodore Roosevelt and Skip on hunting trip

Evening Talk by Douglas Brinkley

First Parish Church, Wed, July 12, 7:30pm

At this year's Annual Gathering and Celebration of Thoreau's Bicentennial, Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and the author of Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, will reflect on Thoreau's role in inspiring American presidents to promote the preservation of our environmental heritage.  You can preview some of the key themes in Brinkley's lecture in his recent op-ed in the New York Times: "Thoreau’s Wilderness Legacy, Beyond the Shores of Walden Pond."

Brinkley is 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 biography, Cronkite, won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. His earlier work, The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” 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 Road, Concord, MA, 978-369-9602

Brinkley, FDR