Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist – An Illustrated Biography
MISSOULA, Mont.— -(AmmoLand.com)- “Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist” is a fantastic book for the modern hunter or contemporary conservationist and a must have work of non-fiction that describes in detail the guns, gear and adventures of our 26th president.
Authored by acclaimed, widely published historian R.L. Wilson with insights from director and screenwriter John Milius. Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist is 10-3/4″ by 10 inches book with 312 painstakingly researched pages. The book includes over 200 color and B&W images from archives at Boone and Crockett, Harvard University, the Library of Congress, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Historic Site.
This richly detailed book is a fascinating read and will become a treasured addition to any hunter, outsdoorsmen's, or gun collector's library.
Theodore Roosevelt Hunter – Conservationist, new from the Boone and Crockett Club, is a sweeping view of the outdoor life of the rancher, explorer, soldier, statesman, author, 26th President of the United States—and hero to hunters and conservationists worldwide.
“Most big game hunters know that TR founded the Boone and Crockett Club, but many do not fully appreciate his broad, unrivaled influences on hunting and conservation today. His stewardship, sportsmanship and leadership remain the standard of excellence and responsibility,” said Julie Houk, director of publications for the Boone & Crockett Club.
Author: R.L. Wilson
Is the author of over 48 books and more than 325 articles, auction catalogues, book introductions and monographs, Wilson's career in the world of history, art, firearms and hunting began with internships while an undergraduate at Carleton College (Northfield, MN), at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the Royal Armouries, H.M. Tower of London, and the Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT).
He was appointed the Atheneum's Curator of Firearms at the age of 23. Wilson's research and writing have led to innumerable trips worldwide, including nine expeditions to Africa (the first in 1970).
Among his published works are four official company histories: Colt, Winchester, Ruger and Beretta. More than a dozen of his titles have been published by Random House, Simon & Schuster, Abbeville Press, Crown, and Ballantine. Several of his works are also in French, German and Italian, and six of his books were done in collaboration with renowned photographer, author and adventurer, Peter Beard. The Colt Heritage: The Official History of Colt Firearms, is the only firearms-related book ever nominated for the American Book Award, publishing's equivalent of an Oscar.
Wilson is a professional member of the Boone and Crockett Club, and was co-executive producer-with the Hon. William E. Simon-of the hunting and conservation documentary film, “In the Blood.” In 2004 Wilson received the coveted “Jack Slack Writer of the Year” award, from Leupold & Stevens, as well as the “Sport Shooting Ambassador” award from the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities.
Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist – An Illustrated Biography the book:
A paperback edition, $39.95, is available in stores or directly from the Boone and Crockett Club.
“Get the hard cover because this book is awesome!” – AmmoLand.com
The Boone and Crockett Club is releasing 1,000 copies of a signed, numbered, hardcover with dust jacket. This lavish, limited edition is not available in stores. The cost is $99.95 ($79.95 for B&C Members) and is well worth it as this is a book you will treasure for a great many years.
Order at www.Boone-Crockett.org or by calling 888-840-4868.
About the Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the National Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. For details, visit www.booneandcrockettclub.com.