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The man from Clear Lake : Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson

Author: Bill Christofferson
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On Earth Day 1970, twenty million Americans displayed their commitment to a clean environment. It was called the largest demonstration in human history, and it permanently changed the nation's political agenda. By Earth Day 2000, participation had exploded to 500 million people in 167 countries." "The seemingly simple idea - a day set aside to focus on protecting our natural environment - was the brainchild of U.S.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Christofferson, Bill.
Man from Clear Lake.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2004
(OCoLC)596118848
Online version:
Christofferson, Bill.
Man from Clear Lake.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2004
(OCoLC)607216237
Named Person: Gaylord Nelson; Gaylord Nelson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Christofferson
ISBN: 0299196402 9780299196400
OCLC Number: 53131229
Description: vii, 403 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: 22 April 1970 3 --
1 The Nelsons of Clear Lake 9 --
2 Happy 24 --
3 Into the World 34 --
4 General Nelson 40 --
5 Losing with La Follette 48 --
6 Building a Party 55 --
7 Taking on McCarthy 64 --
8 Getting Ready to Run 71 --
9 Nelson for Governor 80 --
10 A Two-Party State 90 --
11 An Ambitious Agenda 97 --
12 Family Fights 123 --
13 Still the Underdogs 129 --
14 The Conservation Governor 138 --
15 The Great Tax Debate 148 --
16 On to the Senate 158 --
17 The First Shall Be Last 168 --
18 Enlisting the President 175 --
19 Joining the Club 187 --
20 Defending the Constitution 197 --
21 Saving the Appalachian Trail 208 --
22 The Hard Detergent Battle 213 --
23 The Great Society 219 --
24 Islands and Rivers 239 --
25 Protecting Consumers 251 --
26 The Great Lakes 265 --
27 The Fight to Ban DDT 273 --
28 Vietnam 282 --
29 Earth Day 302 --
30 Immune to Presidential Fever 313 --
31 The Environmental Decade 327 --
32 A Lasting Legacy 338.
Responsibility: Bill Christofferson.
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Widely regarded as one of the leading environmentalists in American history, Gaylord Nelson is best known as the founder of Earth Day. This political biography tells the rest of the story - how a  Read more...

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"Gaylord Nelson was one of the great public servants of the post-World War II era. This illuminating book is a priceless account of his life and accomplishments."--Tom Brokaw

 
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