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

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University of Georgia Press,
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©2009.
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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
title_display Rosalie Edge, hawk of mercy : the activist who saved nature from the conservationists
title_full Rosalie Edge, hawk of mercy : the activist who saved nature from the conservationists / Dyana Z. Furmansky ; with a foreword by Bill McKibben & an afterword by Roland C. Clement
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title_sub the activist who saved nature from the conservationists