Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream is a book about establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin. Written by Harold C. Jordahl, Jr., in collaboration with Annie L. Booth, this book recounts the remarkable story behind the creation of the national lakeshore. The Apostle Islands are a beautiful archipelago of twenty-one islands in Lake Superior off the northern tip of Wisconsin. Harold Jordahl was one of the primary advocates for designating the islands as a National Park and preserving its natural beauty for posterity.Through his own personal recollections and those of other prominent figures, Jordahl discloses how activists, legislators, media, local residents, and others shaped the islands’ future establishment as the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
By Harold C. Jordahl, Jr., with Annie L. Booth
University of Wisconsin Press
6 in. x 9 in.
12 b/w illustrations, 3 maps
“There is not another collection of islands of this significance within the continental boundaries of the United States. I think it is tremendously important that this collection of islands be preserved.”—Gaylord A. Nelson
“Bud Jordahl was one of those insiders with know-how who helped giants like Gaylord Nelson to achieve so much as champions of environmental preservation. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is just one shining example.”—Congressman David R. Obey
“From Harold Jordahl’s memories of the battle, his very detailed and extensive personal collection of papers relating thereto, and years of dedication to preserving the environment, he has prepared a very rich, full account.”—Margaret Bogue, author of Around the Shores of Lake Superior: A Guide to Historic Sites
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