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Fighting for the forest : how FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps helped save America

Author: P O'Connell Pearson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"When Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in March 1933, the United States was on the brink of economic collapse and environmental disaster. Thirty-four days later, the first of over three million impoverished young men were building parks and reclaiming the nation's forests and farmlands. The Civilian Conservation Corps--FDR's favorite program and "miracle of inter-agency cooperation"--resulted in the building and/or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Informational works
Illustrated works
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P O'Connell Pearson
ISBN: 9781534429321 1534429328 9781534429338 1534429336
OCLC Number: 1083154113
Notes: "Boys of the Civilian Conservation Corp, 1933-1942"--Cover.
Target Audience: Age 10+; Grade 4 to 6.
Description: 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Waiting for hope --
Taking action --
Looking back --
A miracle of cooperation --
Into the woods --
What will they do, Mr. President? --
Winning support --
More than work --
Across the country --
Moving on --
Lasting legacies.
Other Titles: Fighting for the forest :
Responsibility: P. O'Connell Pearson.

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"When Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in March 1933, the United States was on the brink of economic collapse and environmental disaster. Thirty-four days later, the first of over three million impoverished young men were building parks and reclaiming the nation's forests and farmlands. The Civilian Conservation Corps--FDR's favorite program and "miracle of inter-agency cooperation"--resulted in the building and/or improvement of hundreds of state and national parks, the restoration of nearly 120 million acres of land, and the planting of some three billion trees--more than half of all the trees ever planted in the United States. Fighting for the Forest tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corp through a close look at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia (the CCC's first project) and through the personal stories and work of young men around the nation who came of age and changed their country for the better working in Roosevelt's Tree Army."--Page [2] of cover.

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