The Journal of Land Use and Environmental Laws these days revealed an extended overview by Michael Blumm of Douglas Brinkley’s Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America (HarperCollins, 2016). The abstract:
Douglas Brinkley, biographer of Theodore Roosevelt and his environmental legacy, has produced a sequel on his distant cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). In a whole ecobiography, Brinkley displays in some component how devoted an environmentalist FDR was, defending federal lands, encouraging state conservation efforts, making wildlife security a nationwide priority, and dedicating the federal authorities to soil security and forest replanting. Although FDR’s romance with federal dams undercuts the assertion significantly, the Brinkley biography effectively displays that FDR has knowledgeable declare to being the foremost of environmental American presidents.