Friday, October 28, 2011

Book List Addition: Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a breathtakingly beautiful archipelago of twenty-two islands in Lake Superior, just off the tip of northern Wisconsin. For years, the national park has been a favorite destination for tourists and locals alike, but the remarkable story behind its creation is little known.

In Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream, Harold Jordahl, one of the primary advocates for designating the islands as a national park, discloses the full story behind the effort to preserve their natural beauty for posterity.

Establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
by Harold C. Jordahl Jr. and Annie L. Booth
University of Wisconsin Press, 2011