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Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream: Establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
by Harold C. Jordahl and Annie L. Booth
University of Wisconsin Press, 2011
Paper: 978-0-299-28194-6 | eISBN: 978-0-299-28193-9
Library of Congress Classification F587.A8J66 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.521

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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. He describes in detail the political and bureaucratic complexities of the national lakeshore campaign, augmented by his own personal recollections and those of such prominent figures as Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson and President John F. Kennedy. Writing in collaboration with Annie Booth, Jordahl recounts how activists, legislators, media, local residents, and other players shaped the islands’ future establishment as a national park.


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