AOT #527: Douglas Brinkley Podcasts Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America
Multiple award-winning author Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, the CNN Presidential Historian, a member of the Society of American Historians and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Audubon. Brinkley discusses his critically acclaimed new history Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America. In his book The Wilderness Warrior, Brinkley celebrated Theodore Roosevelt’s spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect 234 million acres of wild America. Now, in Rightful Heritage, he turns his attention to another indefatigable environmental leader, Theodore’s distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to chronicle his essential yet undersung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the premier protector of America’s public lands.