Rosalie Edge, hawk of mercy: the activist who saved nature from the conservationists

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Rosalie Edge (1877-1962) was the first American woman to achieve national renown as a conservationist and is known for establishing Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the world's first refuge for birds of prey. Furmansky draws on Edge’s personal papers and on interviews with family members and associates to portray an implacable, indomitable personality.
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subject_facet Conservationists -- United States -- Biography, Edge, Rosalie, -- 1877-1962, Suffragists -- United States -- Biography
table_of_contents Noblest girl -- Wife of Charles Noel Edge -- First awakening -- Amateur and dilettante -- Like a man -- A common scold -- Sweet reasonableness -- M.R. Edge, lessee -- Canadian spy -- Hawk of mercy -- Hellcat -- Implacable.
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