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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.
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Two men played a crucial role in the creation and early history of the National Park Service: Stephen T. Mather, a public relations genius of sweeping vision, and Horace M. Albright, an able lawyer and administrator who helped transform that vision into reality. In Creating the National Park Service, Albright and his daughter, Marian Albright Schenck, reveal the previously untold story of the critical "missing  Read more...
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Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987.
Creating the National Park Service.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98043916
(OCoLC)40174428
Named Person: Horace M Albright; Horace M Albright
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Horace M Albright; Marian Albright Schenck
ISBN: 0585100748 9780585100746
OCLC Number: 44964545
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 350 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword / Robert M. Utley --
Introduction / Marian Albright Schenck --
1. Boyhood Days in the Owens Valley, 1890-1908 --
2. University of California, 1908-13 --
3. Washington, D.C., 1913-14 --
4. Enter Stephen Tyng Mather, 1914-15 --
5. Personnel and Personalities, 1915 --
6. First Steps toward a National Park Service, 1915 --
7. The Mather Mountain Party, 1915 --
8. Exploring the Parks, North by Northwest, 1915 --
9. Wonderland and Beyond, 1915 --
10. Hot Springs, Battlefields, and a Wedding, 1915-16 --
11. Western Adventures and Washington Maneuvers, 1916 --
12. A National Park Service Is Born, 1916 --
13. Troubling Signs, 1916 --
14. Collapse, 1917 --
15. On My Own, 1917 --
16. "Hoofed Locusts," 1917 --
17. Summer in the Parks, 1917 --
18. Exploring a New World of Parks, 1917 --
19. Light at the End of the Tunnel, 1917 --
20. Park and Resource Preservation, 1918 --
21. A Creed for the Park Service, 1918 --
22. Greater Yellowstone, 1918 --
23. "I'm Coming Down to Washington," 1918 --
24. A Step Backward, 1918 --
25. A 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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Two men played a crucial role in the creation and early history of the National Park Service: Stephen T. Mather, a public relations genius of sweeping vision, and Horace M. Albright, an able lawyer and administrator who helped transform that vision into reality. In Creating the National Park Service, Albright and his daughter, Marian Albright Schenck, reveal the previously untold story of the critical "missing years" in the history of the service. During this period, 1917 and 1918, Mather's problems with manic depression were kept hidden from public view, and Albright, his able and devoted assistant, served as acting director and assumed Mather's responsibilities. Rich in detail and insight, with sharply drawn personalities and engaging anecdotes, this authoritative behind-the-scenes history sheds light on the early days of the most popular of all federal agencies while painting a vivid picture of American life in the early twentieth century.

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