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Guardians of the Parks: A History of the National Parks Conservation Association

By: JC Miles

363 pages, B/w photos

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #63224 | ISBN: 1560324465
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This is the story of the struggle to preserve America's national parks and of the key player in that struggle - the National Parks and Conservation Association (NPCA). The book describes the important ideas, events and people in the history of the NPCA and follows several threads through its history. It traces, especially, the evolution of a specialized non-governmental organization dedicated to the idea of a system of national parks.


The Stage is Set: Preserving the Nation's Heritage; An Administrative System; The Founding of the National Parks Association; Coming of Age in the 1920s; What is, or Should be, a National Park; Surviving in the 1930s; Protecting the Parks in Wartime; Battles in the Post-War Period; The Sigurd Olsen Years; Anthony Wayne Smith Takes Charge; The Identity Crisis 1965-75; A Crisis of Leadership; Reaffirming the Mission; NPCA: 75 And Working.

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