Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Naturalist by Darrin Lunde

"The Naturalist: A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History" by Darrin Lunde is a look into the life of perhaps one of our most well known presidents, Theodore Roosevelt.

One facet that this book seems to focus on is Theodore Roosevelt's extensive work as a conservationist. Darrin Lunde has gathered facts from Roosevelt's diaries and travel journals so readers can really get a feel for our President's love for nature. It began when he was a young boy, looking up to John James Audubon and Spencer F. Baird...men who developed a taxonomy of the natural world. He even carried this love into his political career as a Statesman and President as he grew older.

I thought this was an interesting look into Theodore Roosevelt's life. A lot of the book was about our former President's hunting practices, and his life as a naturalist. It was very well written and descriptive. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history, the outdoors, and who considers themself a conservationist.

I rate this book as 4 stars. I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

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