Book Analysis Assignment

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Lauren Taranow Assell p. 1 12-12-08 Book Analysis Assignment: Conservation Era Steen, Harold K., ed. The Conservation Diaries of Gifford Pinchot . Durham, NC: Forest History Society, 2001. The Conservation Diaries of Gifford Pinchot is a collection of the diary entries that Gifford Pinchot kept while heading the environmental conservation era, and are edited and compiled by Harold K. Steen, a conservationist and president of the Forest History Society. In his diaries, Pinchot discusses his work and relations with other people in the forestry and conservation business, such as Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir. Throughout the book, Pinchot discusses the need for government to acknowledge that natural resources must be conserved and to see the need for national forests. The journals are ordered chronologically, and toward the end a reader can tell that Pinchot has made a great impact by convincing government, and the rest of the world, that natural resources must be conserved for future use. 1. “Saw Secretary Wilson at his house. He was extremely nice. Told me confidentially there would be an investigation, & by the most competent men the president could find. All right about my absence. I told him some cases of brutality of volunteer officers” (18). Secretary Wilson was interested and supported Pinchot’s ideals. The president and secretary put their best effort into helping Pinchot, and got the most capable men to handle his affairs The president and secretary wanted to keep the conservation affairs Pinchot was involved in a secret, and spoke to him in confidence 2. “Reading Lincoln-Douglas debates. Lunch with Bill Kent. Wild turkey soup and cutlets. Most delicious. Told Bill I thought he was making a great mistake staying out of the Progressive
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Lauren Taranow Assell p. 1 12-12-08 Party” (28). Pinchot took an interest and got inspiration from president Lincoln and how he handled the Lincoln-Douglas debates Pinchot was a member of the Progressive Party, and was disappointed with anyone who didn’t want to be a part of it 3. “View is gorgeous. Then took a ride. P.M. Another ride. More I see of the timber, more sure
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