Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist – An Illustrated Biography

Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist – An Illustrated Biography

General (Ret.) H. Norman Schwarzkopf: “Theodore Roosevelt lives and breathes in this unique biography, which richly chronicles his exceptional outdoor life and adventures. As a dedicated sportsman and enthusiast of firearms and the shooting sports, TR set the perfect standard of behavior for his contemporaries, and for future generations. All Americans are fortunate to have such an exemplary, productive and multi-faceted life—as captured in this book—revealing of the many and varied ways that natural wonders—and fine guns—can be experienced, and appreciated.”
General (Ret.) H. Norman Schwarzkopf: “Theodore Roosevelt lives and breathes in this unique biography, which richly chronicles his exceptional outdoor life and adventures. As a dedicated sportsman and enthusiast of firearms and the shooting sports, TR set the perfect standard of behavior for his contemporaries, and for future generations. All Americans are fortunate to have such an exemplary, productive and multi-faceted life—as captured in this book—revealing of the many and varied ways that natural wonders—and fine guns—can be experienced, and appreciated.”
Boone and Crockett Club
Boone and Crockett Club

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.

Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist
Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist

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

Roosevelt the Hunter Author: R.L. Wilson
Roosevelt the Hunter 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.

Michael Korda, author of Ike and Ulysses S. Grant: “…a book that everybody who is interested in hunting, conservation, historic firearms, and TR himself should own and will enjoy, and further proof of R.L. Wilson’s unique place as a scholar, historian, firearms expert, and writer of vision about the American landscape and its wildlife, and the importance of preserving them both.”
Michael Korda, author of Ike and Ulysses S. Grant: “…a book that everybody who is interested in hunting, conservation, historic firearms, and TR himself should own and will enjoy, and further proof of R.L. Wilson’s unique place as a scholar, historian, firearms expert, and writer of vision about the American landscape and its wildlife, and the importance of preserving them both.”

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.

Michael Korda, author of Ike and Ulysses S. Grant: “…a book that everybody who is interested in hunting, conservation, historic firearms, and TR himself should own and will enjoy, and further proof of R.L. Wilson’s unique place as a scholar, historian, firearms expert, and writer of vision about the American landscape and its wildlife, and the importance of preserving them both.”
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, Rice University and author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America: “Historian R.L. Wilson has done a fine job presenting Theodore Roosevelt as our nation’s great conservationist. Using TR’s hunting adventures as his guiding light, Wilson offers the reader a fresh window into what made our 26th President tick.”

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 Club.

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