With Distance in His Eyes: The Environmental Life and Legacy of Stewart Udall

With Distance in His Eyes: The Environmental Life and Legacy of Stewart Udall

by Scott Raymond Einberger


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943859627
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication date: 04/16/2018
Edition description: 1
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 831,739
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Scott Einberger is an environmental historian and public lands enthusiast. He lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

List of Abbreviations xi

Introduction 3

Part 1 Udall's Formative Years, 1920-1960

1 Early Years 13

2 Congressman 24

Part 2 Udall as US Secretary of the Interior, 1961-1969

3 First Days at the Interior Department 43

4 Expanding the National Park System in the US West 68

5 Expanding the National Park System in the US East 90

6 Protecting Wildlife and Expanding the National Wildlife Refuge System 114

7 Transitioning the Bureau of Land Management to Multiple Use 126

8 Establishing Wild Rivers and Supporting Reclamation 140

9 Exercising Caution with Oil, Coal, and Mineral Development 164

10 Advocating for the Wilderness Act 178

11 Revitalizing the Urban Environment and Stabilizing Human Population 184

12 Controversies of the Interior Secretary 208

13 Final Days in Office 225

Part 3 Udall's Life After Politics, 1970-2010

14 Lobbying for Energy Conservation 231

15 Defending Navajo Uranium Miners 245

16 Climate Change Activist and Historian 256

Conclusion 270

Selected Bibliography 275

About the Author 281

Index 283

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Robin West

"A good reminder of what can be accomplished by motivated leaders that have strong values, employ strategic thinking, and have a supportive public."

Brian Drake

 “Udall is a huge figure in the history of postwar environmentalism in America, and it is quite shocking how few book-length treatments have been devoted to his enduring influence and legacy, which continue to reverberate in today’s politics and policy. With Distance in His Eyes is certainly a significant and much-needed addition to the study of one of the most important advocates for the environment in the twentieth century.”

Peter Harnik

“A thorough, delightful book about a truly inspirational public servant. Scott Einberger’s biography couldn’t be more timely, arriving just at the time that we need something to help dispel today’s dispiriting cynicism about the role and possibilities of government.” 

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