by | Sep 25, 2019

Natural Rivals: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the Creation of America’s Public Lands By John Clayton (Pegasus Books, 276 pages, $27.95) After the Civil War what would become the western United States quickly became a national commodity to be exploited. “The…

by | Feb 6, 2019

February 26 marks the centenary of Grand Canyon National Park, its designation issuing from the pen of President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Coincidentally, the Grand Canyon’s great champion, ex-president Theodore Roosevelt — who had named the canyon a national monument…

by | Nov 23, 2018

“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts lectured the president this week in a prepared statement. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges…

by | Jan 3, 2017

In “His Father’s Son,” historical writer Tim Brady gives us a well-researched and well-written biography of an American who understood the concept of public service thoroughly and consistently met its high standards as well as anyone in the republic.

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