Peninsula- Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association is pleased to host a book signing with Dan Nelson author of A Passion for the Land. Join us on November 18th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Park Place in Peninsula located at 1593 Main Street, Peninsula, OH. All proceeds of the book will go to benefit the John and Betty Seiberling Scholarship Fund at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center.
A Passion for the Land begins with a fast-moving narrative of Seiberling's early life and a vivid description of the physical environment that stimulated his lifelong interests in nature and wilderness. Author Daniel Nelson provides a detailed examination of the congressman's role as a dedicated environmentalist.
Seiberling's successful bipartisan campaign to protect the Cuyahoga Valley became a stepping-stone to other important conservation efforts including his extraordinary accomplishments in helping protect Alaskan wilderness.
Based largely on unpublished correspondence and other previously unused materials, A Passion for the Land concludes with a review of Seiberling’s ongoing involvement in environmental affairs following his decision to retire from Congress in 1987.
Daniel Nelson is emeritus professor of history at the University of Akron and former director of the University of Akron Press. He has authored many books, including Northern Landscapes: The Struggle for Wilderness Alaska and American Rubber Workers & Organized Labor, 1900–1941, as well as several articles and book reviews in national publications such as Journal of American History, Journal of Policy History, Ohio History, and Alaska History.
CVNPA is a nonprofit, membership-based organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to provide innovative education and foster community support of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. For more information on CVNPA please visit www.cvnpa.org.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jocelyn Buckey
(330) 657-2909 ext. 106