Cecil Andrus

Cecil Andrus

Author: Cecil D. Andrus

Publisher:

Published: 1998

Total Pages: 264

ISBN-13:

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Andrus, four-term governor of Idaho and former US Secretary of the Interior under President Carter, brings his irascible charm to the task of reflecting upon his life as a politician. He reminisces frankly and honestly, giving particular attention to his fight to preserve the environment in his home state and throughout the nation. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


A Burning Issue

A Burning Issue

Author: Robert Henry Nelson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2000

Total Pages: 222

ISBN-13: 9780847697359

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Created in the early 20th century to provide scientific management of the nation's forests, the U.S. Forest Service was, for many years, regarded as a model agency in the federal government. The author contends that this reputation is undeserved and the Forest Service's performance today is unacceptable. Not only has scientific management proven impossible in practice, it is also objectionable in principle. Furthermore, the author argues that the Forest Service lacks a coherent vision and prefers to sponsor only fashionable environmental solutions--most recently ecosystem management. Describing its history and failures, the author advocates replacing the service with a decentralized system to manage the protection of national forests.


Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West

Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West

Author: Steven L. Danver

Publisher: CQ Press

Published: 2013-04-25

Total Pages: 825

ISBN-13: 1452276064

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The Encyclopedia of Politics in the American West is an A to Z reference work on the political development of one of America’s most politically distinct, not to mention its fastest growing, region. This work will cover not only the significant events and actors of Western politics, but also deal with key institutional, historical, environmental, and sociopolitical themes and concepts that are important to more fully understanding the politics of the West over the last century.


Cecil Andrus

Cecil Andrus

Author: Chris Carlson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Published: 2011-10-17

Total Pages: 291

ISBN-13: 0870045148

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press As a teenager, Cecil Andrus dropped out of college after his first year and drove off with his girlfriend to get married in Reno. The year was 1949. Twenty years later, now a Korean War navy veteran, still married and with three daughters the gypo-logger-turned-industrial-accident-insurance-salesman and veteran state senator from Orofino was elected to the first of four terms as Idaho’s governor—a record unlikely ever to be equaled. Andrus, however, was also embarking on a national career that would see him hailed as one of the greatest interior secretaries and the architect of the nation’s greatest conservation accomplishment—saving the “crown jewels” of Alaska for future generations. How did Cecil Andrus emerge from an ordinary background to become one of not just Idaho’s but the nation’s most extraordinary and successful politicians? Through a series of stories and anecdotes, Andrus’s long-time press secretary, Chris Carlson, relates a personal reminiscence of Andrus’s rise to the governorship, reveals the “political rules” Andrus practiced, and unveils the exceptional personal qualities of the man who arguably has had the greatest impact on Idaho in modern times. Chris Carlson is a former newspaper man, press secretary for Cecil Andrus, and founding partner of the Gallatin Group, a public affairs advisory firm, in Boise. He continues to write and champion causes that are important to him and to the West.


The Best Job in Politics: Exploring How Governors Succeed as Policy Leaders

The Best Job in Politics: Exploring How Governors Succeed as Policy Leaders

Author: Alan Rosenthal

Publisher: CQ Press

Published: 2012-03-09

Total Pages: 289

ISBN-13: 1452239991

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Governors - both in, and now out of, office - see the job as the best in politics. Why is that? This title shows students how and why governors succeed as policy leaders and makes a case as to why some governors are better at leveraging the institutional advantages of the office.


A Political Dynasty in North Idaho, 1933-1967

A Political Dynasty in North Idaho, 1933-1967

Author: Randall Jordan Doyle

Publisher: University Press of America

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 140

ISBN-13: 9780761828433

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This is the story of the White family, who moved to Idaho at the time of statehood and served northern Idaho from the dark days of the Great Depression to the tense years of the Vietnam War in the United States Congress. The book includes a foreword by Howard Zinn.


Nature's Northwest

Nature's Northwest

Author: William G. Robbins

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Published: 2011-04-15

Total Pages: 310

ISBN-13: 0816529590

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, the greater Northwest was ablaze with change and seemingly obsessed with progress. The promotional literature of the time praising railroads, population increases, and the growing sophistication of urban living, however, ignored the reality of poverty and ethnic and gender discrimination. During the course of the next century, even with dramatic changes in the region, one constant remainedÑ inequality. With an emphasis on the regionÕs political economy, its environmental history, and its cultural and social heritage, this lively and colorful history of the Pacific NorthwestÑdefined here as Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and southern British ColumbiaÑplaces the narrative of this dynamic region within a national and international context. Embracing both Canadian and American stories in looking at the larger region, renowned historian William Robbins and Katrine Barber offer us a fascinating regional history through the lens of both the environment and society. Understanding the physical landscape of the greater Pacific NorthwestÑand the watersheds of the Columbia, Fraser, Snake, and Klamath riversÑsets the stage for understanding the development of the area. Examining how this landscape spawned sawmills, fish canneries, railroads, logging camps, agriculture, and shared immigrant and ethnic traditions reveals an intricate portrait of the twentieth-century Northwest. Impressive in its synthesis of myriad historical facts, this first-rate regional history will be of interest to historians studying the region from a variety of perspectives and an informative read for anyone fascinated by the story of a landscape rich in diversity, natural resources, and Native culture.


Governing Idaho

Governing Idaho

Author: James Benjamin Weatherby

Publisher: Caxton Press

Published: 2005

Total Pages: 260

ISBN-13: 9780870045219

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"Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press" Idaho is a state with many varied interests vying for political control. Whether it be in the politically liberal north, the staunchly conservative southeast or the rapidly changing southwest of the state, the social and political factors that determine who gains power in the Gem state often flies in the face of logic and makes for an interesting study in contrasts.


Idaho's Place

Idaho's Place

Author: Adam M. Sowards

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Published: 2014-07-01

Total Pages: 321

ISBN-13: 0295805072

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Idaho’s Place is an anthology of the most current and original writing on Gem State history. From the state’s indigenous roots and early environmental battles to recent political and social events, these essays provide much-needed context for understanding Idaho’s important role in the development of the American West. Through a creative approach that combines explorations of concepts such as politics, gender, and race with the oral histories of Idaho residents - the very people who lived and made state history - this unique collection sheds new light on the state’s surprisingly contentious past. Readers, whether they are longtime residents or newcomers, tourists or seasonal dwellers, policy makers or historians, will be treated to a rich narrative in which the many threads of Idaho’s history entwine to produce a complete tapestry of this beautiful and complex Western state.