Items by Barbara Basbanes Richter

A tale of two Roosevelts
A tale of two Roosevelts
Two books examine how both Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt helped build an American conservation ethos.
The absurdist Western
The absurdist Western
It’s worth following the twists and turns of Robert Garner McBrearty’s The Western Lonesome Society.
Chronicling seven decades of parachuting into wildfires
Chronicling seven decades of parachuting into wildfires
A review of Jason A. Ramos and Julian Smith's “Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters“