Brinkley: I hope Sarah Palin reads my book

Historians in the News

ONLY ON THE BLOG: Answering our five OFF-SET questions is historian Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor at Vanity fair magazine.
Anne Brinkley

In his new book, “The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom, 1879 – 1960,” Brinkley documents the battle to save the “wild Alaska” – Mount McKinley, the Tongass and Chugach National Forests, Glacier Bay, and the Coastal Plain of the Beaufort Sea, among other treasured areas—from the industries that would dig, drill, extract, over-fish, and over-hunt.

Brinkley is scheduled to appear later in the week on Parker Spitzer.

Have you sent a copy of your new book to Sarah Palin?

I have not sent her a copy. Her name does not appear in the index.

But I hope she reads it so she can understand the incredible role that the U.S. Federal Government has played in protecting the wilderness she loves so dearly....

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