This book is a chronicle of the myopia and gamesmanship that dominated Americans' understanding of their environment on the eve of the nation's ecology crisis. Based almost entirely on primary sources, Elmo Richardson's study examines the interplay between the national policies and programs for development and preservation of natural resources in the centralist Truman administration and the localist, enterprise-oriented Eisenhower administration. He shows that the decade examined brought about v.
About the Author
Elmo Richardson is the author of The Politics of Conservation: Crusades and Controversies, 1897-1913, and several articles dealing with federal resource programs during the 1930s.