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Presidential historian Brinkley to visit Boise State

The Frank Church Institute will host a benefit dinner honoring Douglas Brinkley, presidential historian and recipient of the Frank and Bethine Church Award for Public Service. Brinkley will speak on “Silent Spring Revolution: Why Environmentalism is a Winning Issue for Democracy.”

Brinkley is a professor of history and Baker Institute Fellow at Rice University. He is the author of a number of award-winning books including The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the American Conservation Movement, and the forthcoming Silent Spring Revolution which details the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s, including Senator Church’s conservation legislation.

Of Brinkley’s The Wilderness Warrior, Jonathan Rosen from the New York Times Book Review said the book is “a vast, inspiring and enormously entertaining book… The Wilderness Warrior has Rooseveltian energy. It is large-hearted, full of the vitality of its subject, and a palpable love for the landscapes it describes.”