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The Father of American Conservation

The Father of American Conservation George Bird Grinnell: Adventurer, Activist, and Author

Award-winning author, Thom Hatch presents the definitive biography of George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938), who was recognized in his time as “The Father of American Conservation.” This book chronicles not only Grinnell’s life, but also offers a history of his accomplishments in saving the... more

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Award-winning author, Thom Hatch presents the definitive biography of George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938), who was recognized in his time as “The Father of American Conservation.” This book chronicles not only Grinnell’s life, but also offers a history of his accomplishments in saving the wildlife and natural resources of this country.

A remarkable man, Grinnell was known as a model of intellectual diversity, integrity, and professional dedication. He was a daring adventurer and explorer; crusading magazine publisher and editor (Forest and Stream, now Field and Stream); prolific author; accomplished outdoorsman; notable paleontologist, ethnologist, ornithologist, and anthropologist; presidential advisor; advocate for Native Americans; and this country’s first environmental activist, whose contributions in that arena are unparalleled in American history.

Thom Hatch is a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and an award-winning American author and novelist who specializes in the history of the American West, the American Civil War, and the Plains Indian Wars....more

Reviews

Mr. Hatch [is] an accomplished historian with a journalist’s eye and a novelist’s touch.

The Washington Times

Hatch’s research and knowledge are formidable; his prose, clear and accessible, even when he’s describing the chaotic intricacies of battle . . . A considerable achievement.

The Plain Dealer