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Jimmy Carter, the Politics of Family, and the Rise of the Religious Right (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011)

 Conservative Conservationist: Russell E. Train and the Emergence of American Environmentalism (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006)

 Nixon and the Environment (albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2000)


“The Birth of American Environmental Diplomacy,” Diplomatic History vol.32, no.4 (September, 2008): 613-638.

“Russell Train, Washington, and the Political Culture of Modern Environmentalism,” Journal of Interdisciplinary Twentieth Century Studies vol.1, no.1 (February, 2006): 43-56.

“Mr. Hickel Goes to Washington,” Alaska History vol.12, no.2 (Fall, 1998): 1-22.

“Pest, Pollution, and Politics,” Agricultural History vol.71, no.4 (Fall, 1997): 101-112.

“A Truly Historic Time: Wildlife Management, Politics, and the Nixon Administration,” Human Dimensions of Wildlife vol.2, no.2 (Summer, 1997): 50-59.

“Containing the Urban Sprawl: The Nixon Administration’s Land Use Policy,” Presidential Studies Quarterly vol.26, no.1 (Winter, 1996): 197-207.

“The Nixon Administration, Politics, and the Call of the Wild,” Environmental History Review vol.19, no.2 (Summer, 1995): 37-54.

 Book Chapters

“Natural Resources, Conservation, and the Environment,” in Chester Pach, ed., A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower (Blackwell, forthcoming, 2012).

“Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty,” in Rodney P. Carlisle, ed., Turning Points: Actual and Alternative Histories, America in Revolt (Santa Barbara, CA: Golson Books, 2008): 43-64.

‘The History of Earth Day,” in Len Travers, ed., American Holidays and National Days, Volume I (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006): 147-168.

Book Reviews

Tim McNulty, Olympic National Park: A Natural History, forthcoming, fall, 2011, Journal of the West

Benjamin Kline, First Along the River, Fourth Edition, forthcoming, fall, 2011, Environment, Space, and Place

Char Miller, ed., Cities and Nature in the American West, forthcoming, fall, 2011, for H-Environment.

Bryon Daynes and Glen Sussman, White House Politics and the Environment: Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush, forthcoming, fall, 2011, Environmental History.

Mark Hulliung, The American Liberal Tradition Reconsidered: The Contested Legacy of LouisHartz, forthcoming, fall, 2011, The Historian

Karl Boyd Brooks, ed., The Environmental Legacy of Harry S Truman, forthcoming, fall,2011, Presidential Studies Quarterly.

Jack E. Davis, An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, forthcoming, summer 2011, Georgia Historical Quarterly

J. Samuel Walker, Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective, forthcoming, summer, 2011, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology

Max S. Power, America’s Nuclear Wastelands: Politics, Accountability, and Cleanup, forthcoming, summer, 2011, Journal of the West

Brian Black and Donna Lybecker, Great Debates in American Environmental History, in Environmental History vol.15, no.1 (January 2010): 159-160.

Adam Sowards, The Environmental Justice: William O. Douglas and American Conservation in Journal of American History vol.96, no.4 (March, 2010): 1267-1268.

Martin Melosi and Joseph Pratt, Energy Metropolis: An Environmental History of Houston and the Gulf Coast, in Environmental History, vol.13, no. 4 (October, 2008): 781-782.

Paul Milazzo, Unlikely Environmentalists: Congress and Clean Water, 1945-1972, in American Historical Review, vol.112, no.4 (October, 2007): 1228-1229.

Michael Eagan, Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival, reviewed for H-Environment, posted October, 2007 at http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews.

Char Miller, Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism, reviewed for H-Environment, posted Oct, 2007 at http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews.

Matthew Dennis, Red, White and Blue Letter Days: An American Calendar, in The Historian vol.69, no.3 (Fall, 2007): 530-531.

Richard Lowitt, American Outback, in Journal of Southern History, vol.73, no.3 (August, 2007):727-728.

Randall Lutter and Jason Shogre, eds., Painting the White House Green, reviewed for H-Environment, posted August, 2007, at http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews.

Gregory Summers, Consuming Nature: Environmentalism in the Fox River Valley, in Reviews in American History vol. 35, no. 1 (March 2007): 72-76.

Thomas Smith, Green Republican: John Saylor and the Preservation of America’s Wilderness, in Journal of American History vol.93, no.4 (Mar., 2007): 1308-1309.

James Perrin Warren, John Burroughs and the Place of Nature, in Environmental History vol. 12, no. 1 (January, 2007): 174-175.

Beth Bailey and David Farber, eds., America in the Seventies, reviewed for H-United States of America on H-Net, posted January, 2007, at http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews.

Deborah Kisatsky, The United States and the European Right, 1945-1955, in Canadian Journal of History vol. 41 (Autumn, 2006): 449-451.

Cathy Knepper, Greenbelt, Maryland: A Living Legacy of the New Deal, in Material Culture vol. 11, no. 2 (July, 2006): 267-268.

Robert Righter, Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America’s Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism, in Journal of San Diego History vol. 52, no.1-2 (Winter/Spring, 2006): 92-93.

Nathan Sayre, Ranching, Endangered Species and Urbanization in the Southwest: Specie in Capital, in Journal of the West vol.45, no.3 (September, 2006): 84-85.

Gary Griggs, et al, eds., Living With the Changing California Coast, in Journal of the West, vol.45, no.2 (April, 2006): 87-88.

Robert: A Political Life, A Political Legacy, in Journal of the West, vol.45, no.1 (January, 2005): 104-105.

Frederick Buell, From Apocalypse to Way of Life: Environmental Crisis in the American Century,in Journal of American History, vol. 92, no. 3 (Dec., 2005): 1077-1078.

Robert Duffy, The Green Agenda in American Politics: New Strategies for the Twenty-First Century, reviewed for H-Environment on H-Net, posted April, 2005 at http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews.

Russell E. Train, Politics, Pollution and Pandas: An Environmental Memoir, reviewed for H-Environment on H-Net, posted April, 2005 at http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews.

Edgar Wayburn and Allison Alsup, Your Land and Mine: Evolution of a Conservationist, in Environmental History, vol. 10, no. 1 (January 2005): 129-130.

Elizabeth Hanson, Animal Attractions: Nature on Display in American Zoos in Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 37, no.4 (May, 2004): 157-158.

Irwin Gellman, The Contender: Richard Nixon, the Congress Years, 1946-1952 in                Nevada Historical Science Quarterly, vol.46, no.3 (Fall, 2003):224-225.

David E. Lorey, Global Environmental Challenges of the Twenty-First Century: Resources, Consumption, and Sustainable Solutions, reviewed for H-Environment on H-NET, posted November, 2003 at http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews.

Review Article: Steven C. Schultze, Wayne Aspinall and the Shaping of the American West and Stephen C. Sturgeon, The Politics of Western Water: The Congressional Career of Wayne Aspinall in Journal of American History, vol.90, no.2 (Sept., 2003): 734-736.

Ted Steinberg, Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America in Journal of American History, vol. 89, no. 1 (June, 2002): 322-323.

Richard N.L. Andrews, Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves in Red River Historical Quarterly, vol. 2 (Fall, 2001): 84-85.

Denis Soden, The Environmental Presidency, in Environmental History, vol. 6, no.2 (April, 2001): 309-310.

Lynton Caldwell, The National Environmental Policy Act: An Agenda for the Future, in Society and Natural Resources, vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring, 2000): 285-288.

Harvey M. Jacobs, Who Owns America? Social Conflict Over Property Rights, reviewed for H-Environment on H-NET, posted May, 1999 at http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews.

Richard C. Sawyer, To Make a Spotless Orange: Biological Control in California, in Agricultural History, vol. 71, no. 3 (Summer, 1997): 388-389.

Brent Walth, Fire at Eden’s Gate: Tom McCall and the Oregon Story, in Environmental Review, vol. 1, no. 2 (Summer, 1996): 104-105.

Leon Friedman and William Levantrosser, eds., Watergate and Afterwards: The Legacy of Richard M. Nixon, in Maryland Historian, vol. 24, no. 2 (Winter, 1993): 51-53.


Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe Publishers, 2005), one entry pertaining to economics.

Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004), one entry pertaining to environmental history

World Trade: A Historical Encyclopedia of Economics, Politics, Society, and Culture (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe Publishers, 2003), five entries pertaining to economics and political history.

Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (Lee, Maine: Berkshire Publishers, 2003), two entries pertaining to environmental and political history.

The Encyclopedia of New York State (Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 2002), six entries pertaining to economic and political history.

The History of U.S. Economic Policy, An Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2002), four entries pertaining to politics and economics.