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Breaking new ground

Author: Gifford Pinchot; Char Miller; V Alaric Sample
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Commemorative edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Breaking new ground.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, 1998
(OCoLC)768348363
Named Person: Gifford Pinchot; Gifford Pinchot
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gifford Pinchot; Char Miller; V Alaric Sample
ISBN: 1559636696 9781559636698 155963670X 9781559636704
OCLC Number: 39292303
Notes: Originally published: New York : Harcourt, Brace, and Co., 1947. With new introd.
Includes index.
Description: xx, 522 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Gifford Pinchot and the Conservation Spirit xi --
BY CHAR MILLER AND V. ALARIC SAMPLE --
On Writing History xviii --
PART ONE: Choosing a Lifework --
1. Through Yale to Nancy --
2. At the French Forest School Io --
3. The Brandis Excursion I6 --
4. When I Got Home 22 --
5. The Job Ahead 29 --
PART TWO: On the Trail --
6. A Tenderfoot Goes West 4ʻ --
7. Forestry Comes to America 47 --
8. In the Carolina M6untains 57 --
9. Pisgah Forest 65 --
10. Consulting Forester 69 --
11. Ne-Ha-Sa-Ne 74 --
PART THREE: Public Awakening --
12. The Public Lands '79 --
13. Early Forest Legislation 84 --
14. Toward a Forest Commission 86 --
15. The Forest Commission Is Born 89 --
16. A Great Chance Lost 93 --
17. Hunting Forest Reserves 97 --
18. The Commission Goes West I00 --
PART FOUR: The President Makes the issue --
19. Cleveland's Thirteen Reserves I05 --
20. The War Is On IO9 --
21. Laying the Foundation 113 --
22. Too Late and Too Little 119 --
23. Confidential Forest Agent 122 --
PART FIVE: Spade Work --
24. The Old Forestry Division 133 --
25. Freshman Year 137 --
26. A Bid to the Lumbermen 140 --
27. Building a Profession I47 --
28. First Congressional Appropriation I53 --
29. Politics in the Woods I6I --
30. The Black Hills 172 --
31. Not All Sheep Are Black I77 --
32. New York's Problem Child 182 --
PART SIX: Pursuing the Goal --
33. T.R.'s First Message 188 --
34. One Plan That Failed 192 --
35. The Fight Continues 197 --
36. Uncle Sam-Forester 203 --
PART SEVEN: Mission to the East --
37. Russia 213 --
38. Siberia-Manchuria-China 216 --
39. The Philippines 223 --
40. On the Way Home 229 --
PART EIGHT: The Goal at Last --
41. Full Steam Ahead 235 --
42. Government Reorganization 240 --
43. The Public Lands Commission 243 --
44. The Race for New Reserves 250 --
45. At Last the Transfer 254 --
PART NINE: Practicing Our Preaching --
46. Unlocking the Reserves 263 --
47. Peace on the Range 268 --
48. Timber for Use 273 --
49. Forest Fire Control 276 --
50. Field Organization 279 --
51. What Made the Service Click 281 --
52. No Red Tape 287 --
53. Seven Years and After 290 --
54. Government Business 296 --
55. Holding the Line 299 --
56. A New Science-Forestry 306 --
57. Life in Washington 314 --
PART TEN: A World Movement Is Born --
58. The Birth of Conservation 319 --
59. Inland Waterways 326 --
6o. Water Power Control Begins 333 --
61. Calling All Farmers 340 --
62. The Conference of Governors 344 --
63. The National Conservation Commission 355 --
64. North American Conservation Conference 361 --
65. World Conservation Conference 366 --
PART ELEVEN: End of an Era --
66. Desertion Under Fire 373 --
67. The Last Days 379 --
68. T.R.'s Service to America 382 --
69. The Public Good Comes First 387 --
PART TWELVE: The Pay-Off --
70. And Then Came Taft 391 --
71. Commissioner Ballinger 395 --
72. Attorney Ballinger 403 --
73. Secretary Ballinger 408 --
74. The Rift 4I3 --
75. After Spokane 420 --
76. The Clean Bill of Health 424 --
77. Salt Lake 432 --
78. The Coming Storm 439 --
79. The Storm Breaks 443 --
80. The Dolliver Letter 447 --
81. Fired! 45 --
82. The Morning After 45 --
PART THIRTEEN: Let the People Judge --
83. The Work Goes On 459 --
84. The Joint Committee 462 --
85. The Counsel 468 --
86. The Hearings 47 --
87. The Lawler Memorandum 478 --
88. Three Verdicts 49 --
89. Porto Maurizio 497 --
90. What It All Means 497 --
Index.
Responsibility: Gifford Pinchot ; introductory essay by Char Miller and V. Alaric Sample.
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For all who wish to know the origins of our flight for conservation, this book is required reading. --Christian Science Monitor Gifford Pinchot is the man to whom the nation owes most for what has Read more...

 
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