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February 26, 2011 10:15 PM

Book review | Douglas Brinkley’s ‘Quiet World’ salutes Alaska’s saviors

In “The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960,” historian Douglas Brinkley charts the cycles of exploitation and protection that shaped Alaska’s modern landscape through each presidential administration, from Rutherford B. Hayes to Dwight Eisenhower, in the first complete chronicle of conservation in Alaska.

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