By Stefan Bechtel

He used to be complicated, quirky, pugnacious, and tough. He appeared to create enemies at any place he went, even between his associates. A fireplug of a guy who stood in simple terms 5 toes 8 inches in his stocking ft, he had a large ambition to make his mark at the global. And he did. William Temple Hornaday (1854-1937) was once essentially the most recognized conservationist of the 19th century, moment basically to his nice pal and best friend Theodore Roosevelt. Hornaday's nice ardour was once holding wild issues and wild locations, and he spent such a lot of his grownup existence in a nation of warfare on their behalf, as a taxidermist and museum collector; because the founder and primary director of the nationwide Zoo in Washington, DC; as director of the Bronx Zoo for thirty years; and because the writer of approximately dozen books on conservation and flora and fauna. yet in Mr. Hornaday's battle, the long-overdue biography of Hornaday via journalist Stefan Bechtel, the grinding contradictions of Hornaday's existence additionally turn into transparent. notwithstanding he's credited with saving the yankee bison from extinction, he started his profession as a rifleman and trophy hunter who led "the final buffalo hunt" into the Montana Territory. And what occurred in 1906 on the Bronx Zoo, whilst Hornaday displayed an African guy in a cage, exhibits a facet of him that's as baffling because it is repellent. This gripping new booklet takes a decent examine a desirable and enigmatic guy.

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