Man from Clear Lake : Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson. (eBook, 2010) []
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Man from Clear Lake : Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson.

Author: Bill Christofferson
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Large TypeView all editions and formats
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 nations political agenda. More than 1 billion people now participate in annual Earth Day activities. The seemingly simple ideaa day set aside to focus on protecting our natural environmentwas the brainchild of U.S. Senator Gaylord  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Christofferson, Bill.
Man from Clear Lake : Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2010
Named Person: Gaylord Nelson; Gaylord Nelson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Christofferson
ISBN: 9780299196431 0299196437 0299196461 9780299196462
OCLC Number: 1058187050
Target Audience: Trade
Description: 1 online resource (706 pages)
Contents: Author's Note; Prologue: 22 April 1970; 1 The Nelsons of Clear Lake; 2 Happy; 3 Into the World; 4 General Nelson; 5 Losing with La Follette; 6 Building a Party; 7 Taking on McCarthy; 8 Getting Ready to Run; 9 Nelson for Governor; 10 A Two-Party State; 11 An Ambitious Agenda; 12 Family Fights; 13 Still the Underdogs; 14 The Conservation Governor; 15 The Great Tax Debate; 16 On to the Senate; 17 The First Shall Be Last; 18 Enlisting the President; 19 Joining the Club; 20 Defending the Constitution; 21 Saving the Appalachian Trail; 22 The Hard Detergent Battle; 23 The Great Society. 24 Islands and Rivers25 Protecting Consumers; 26 The Great Lakes; 27 The Fight to Ban DDT; 28 Vietnam; 29 Earth Day; 30 Immune to Presidential Fever; 31 The Environmental Decade; 32 A Lasting Legacy; Notes; Bibliography; Index.


The simple idea - a day set aside to focus on protecting our natural environment - was the brainchild of US Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. This book presents the life of Nelson, a small-town  Read more...


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His story is an inspiration. - Al Gore ""Gaylord Nelson, the creative author of Earth Day, is the leading figure in American environmentalism. His prophetic opposition to the American war in Vietnam Read more...

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