The Naturalist

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In this book, Darrin Lunde reveals an account of how Theodore Roosevelt’s lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America’s wildlife conservation movement and determined his legacy as a founding father of today’s museum naturalism. The Naturalist reads Roosevelt through the lens of his love for nature.

With narrative verve, Lunde brings his singular experience to bear on the twenty-sixth president’s life and constructs a perceptively researched and insightful history that tracks Roosevelt’s maturation from exuberant boyhood hunter to vital champion of serious scientific inquiry.

“Accessible to the lay reader and authenticated for the historian” – Frederick J. Augustyn Jr., Library Journal.

The full title of the book is “The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, a Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History”. Published by Broadway Books, NY (April 2017).

Compiled and reviewed by Clara Rayes.