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The Quiet World by Douglas Brinkley.. You wouldn't think a history about saving Alaska's wilderness kingdom could be called riveting, but this one's full of color and crazies: Presidents, explorers and hermits enliven the near century-long period this book covers.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"… unflinchingly wades into intellectual turf that might intimidate pure environmental writers.."

LA Times

"Brinkley skillfully conveys how the natural beauty of Alaska worked its magic.."

Kirkus Reviews

Author bio: Historian Douglas Brinkley is a Rice University professor and renowned author. His numerous nonfiction books include a biography of Jimmy Carter, a New York Times best seller on John Kerry and The Great Deluge, an award-winning analysis of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (592 pp. Nicely hewn: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.harpercollins.com/authors/14213/Douglas_Brinkley/index.aspx?WT.mc_id=WDouglasBrinkley

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