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“A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir” the latest book by Don Worster, KU’s Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Professor of U.S. History, was published this fall by Oxford University Press and is being hailed as a consummate biography of the founder of the Sierra Club. While the book traces Muir from his boyhood in Scotland and frontier Wisconsin to his adult life in California right after the Civil War up to his death on the eve of World War I, critics suggest it differs from earlier Muir biographies because of Worster’s own passion for his subject and skill as a writer and historian. Carl Pope, Sierra Club executive director, says “What is unique about ‘A Passion for Nature,’ is the skill with which Worster places Muir in a political context. Worster helps us understand [Muir’s] love of nature is related to other social movements for equality....”

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