The 11th Annual Henry Farnam Dinner will be held Friday, March 21 with a presentation by noted historian and author Dr. Douglas Brinkley on “Wilderness Warriors: the Roosevelts and Iowans Who Changed America.”
Make your reservation today.
Online registration ends at 4 p.m., Tues., March 18.
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The speech will feature environmental themes relative to the Mississippi River, the Great Flood of 1927 (which led to creation of the Mississippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge), and Iowa environmentalists who changed the world (including but not limited to Ding Darling, Henry Wallace and Aldo Leopold).
Brinkley is a distinguished professor of history at Rice University in Houston. He is a fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and frequently provides commentary on how past events and influential people shaped today's world.
He has written biographies of presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, and penned the official biography of Rosa Parks. His latest biography in 2012 was on Walter Cronkite, the legendary CBS broadcaster for more than half a century.
Brinkley also wrote a 2011 New York Times bestseller, "The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960." In the book, Brinkley traces the wilderness movement in Alaska from John Muir to Theodore Roosevelt to Aldo Leopold and Dwight D. Eisenhower which led to the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 1960.