Douglas Brinkley: The Best of the New Generation of American Historians


Called "the best of the new generation of American historians", Douglas Brinkley is an award-winning author, professor of history at Rice University and a renowned historian. He is also the Alliance's featured guest speaker at The Conservation Alliance Breakfast at the August 2010 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
Brinkley's most recent book, Wilderness Warrior, details Theodore Roosevelt’s contributions to conservation in America. Brinkley is working on a new book about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And during his presentation, Brinkley will trace the arc of American conservation history from Roosevelt to the current effort to protect the Arctic Refuge.
“We are so lucky to have Douglas Brinkley as our guest speaker,” said John Sterling, Executive Director of The Conservation Alliance. “He has written the definitive history of Roosevelt’s contributions to conservation, and in the process, has explained that conservation is a core piece of America’s DNA.”
Brinkley is among the most renowned historians in the US. He has published books about Rosa Parks, Ronald Reagan, Jack Kerouac, and Hurricane Katrina. He was the primary historian for When the Levees Broke, Spike Lee’s documentary about Katrina. And has been invited to the White House to discuss history with the President Obama in a wide-ranging conversation on everything from foreign policy to conservation.

If you're heading to Summer OR, make sure to mark your calendars for this presentation. You won't be disappointed!
The breakfast, which is open to the public, is Wednesday, August 4, 7:00-8:50 AM at The Marriott in Salt Lake City.