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Leave It as It Is

To understand Teddy Roosevelt and his passion for American wilderness, David Gessner digs into a cultural and political history as complex as Roosevelt himself.

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Review of ‘Leave It as It Is’

Lovers of our national parks and monuments may be familiar with President Theodore Roosevelt’s speech at the Grand Canyon in 1903: “Leave it as it is,” he implored the crowd, then went to work on saving 230 million acres for what became known as “America’s best idea.” Now, as these public lands come increasingly under…

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