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Creating the National Park Service : the missing years

Author: Horace M Albright; Marian Albright Schenck
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A central figure in the creation of the National Park Service reveals the previously untold story of how he secretly served as acting director of the Service in 1917 and 1918 while the official director, Stephan T. Mather, was disabled by manic depression.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Horace M Albright; Horace M Albright
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Horace M Albright; Marian Albright Schenck
ISBN: 0806131160 9780806131160
OCLC Number: 40174428
Description: xx, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Boyhood days in the Owens Valley, 1890-1908 --
ch. 2. University of California, 1908-13 --
ch. 3. Washington, D.C., 1913-14 --
ch. 4. Enter Stephen Tyng Mather, 1914-15 --
ch. 5. Personnel and personalities, 1915 --
ch. 6. First steps toward a National Park Service, 1915 --
ch. 7. Mather Mountain Party, 1915 --
ch. 8. Exploring the parks, North by Northwest, 1915 --
ch. 9. Wonderland and beyond, 1915 --
ch. 10. Hot Springs, battlefields, and a wedding, 1915-16 --
ch. 11. Western adventures and Washington maneuvers, 1916 --
ch. 12. National Park Service is born, 1916 --
ch. 13. Troubling signs, 1916 --
ch. 14. Collapse, 1917 --
ch. 15. On my own, 1917 --
ch. 16. "Hoofed locusts," 1917 --
ch. 17. Summer in the parks, 1917 --
ch. 18. Exploring a new world of parks, 1917 --
ch. 19. Light at the end of the tunnel, 1917 --
ch. 20. Park and resource preservation, 1918 --
ch. 21. Creed for the Park Service, 1918 --
ch. 22. Greater Yellowstone, 1918 --
ch. 23. "I'm coming down to Washington," 1918 --
ch. 24. Step backward, 1918 --
ch. 25. New year and a new future, 1919.
Responsibility: by Horace M. Albright and Marian Albright Schenck ; foreword by Robert M. Utley.

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A central figure in the creation of the National Park Service reveals the previously untold story of how he secretly served as acting director of the Service in 1917 and 1918 while the official director, Stephan T. Mather, was disabled by manic depression.

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