• 224 pages
  • Over 400 illustrations
  • Coffee-table style hardback with marker ribbon
  • Includes a miniature silkscreen print of Grand Teton National Park-the first WPA NPS poster produced in 1938
  • Foreword by Douglas Brinkley with first edition endorsements by Sally Jewell, Jon Jarvis, Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Alfred Runte.
  • Printed at Paragon Press (SLC), Hand bound at Roswell Bindery of Phoenix (America’s last book bindery). Made in the USA

Sections on the …

  • New Deal and WPA
  • Federal Art Project
  • Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Western Museum Laboratories–
  • The 14 Historic Prints–with recently discovered photos showing them being printed
  • And more!


  • All 14 historic prints, how they were originally made, lost and rediscovered
  • Other NPS posters of the era: Dorothy Waugh, Alexander Dux, Frank Nicholson, and Jacob Asanger
  • Over 40 contemporary designs “in the style of” the WPA-and how we made them
  • Tour the Department of the Interior Museum exhibit with the Secretary of the Interior
  • Take a 44,000 mile road-trip in an antique Airstream and visit 100 national parks
  • Attend the donation ceremony putting these rare prints back into the public domain
  • Includes a miniature silkscreen print (Grand Teton–the first poster made in 1938)
  • Thirty years of rediscovery and three years of writing in a single volume

Thirty years of research and discovery and three years of writing for only $100.

Book tour/book signings schedule:

Summer 2024
I'll be in Alaska all summer returning to Seattle August 20.  Book signings by appointment.
Seattle WA
2214 NW Market Street, Seattle WA (Ballard) 98107

Secret Garden Bookshop

11/05/2023 3:00 pm

Jackson Wyoming
140 E. Broadway Avenue, Jackson Wyoming 83001

Valley Bookstore

12/16/2023 10:00 am

Salt Lake City, Utah
209 E. 500 S.

Ken Sanders Rare Books

12/20/2023 2:00 pm

Norwalk CT

Stephen Mather Homestead

01/23/2024 12:00 pm

Tucson AZ
Open House at 7044 N. Chimney Rock Pl., Tucson AZ 85718.

7044 N. Chimney Rock Place

02/11/2024 2:00 pm

Tucson AZ
Medicine Man Gallery, 6872 E. Sunrise Drive #130, Tucson AZ


02/16/2024 12:00 am

Santa Fe Book Presentation
This is a two day seminar beginning Friday morning, April 12 (the 79th anniversary of FDR's death) with ...

Santa Fe Women's Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe NM

04/12/2024 11:30 am

Webinar broadcast
by Living New Deal


04/15/2024 5:00 pm

Bellingham WA
Book presentation and signing.

Whatcom County Museum at 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham

05/03/2024 1:00 pm

Rediscovering the WPA Poster Art of our National Parks

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Wholesalers and NPS bookstores: please contact Ranger Doug for details.

Sorry, no dedications available at this time since Ranger Doug’s out on the road now for book signings.

Look Inside

Click to enlarge selected pages from the book.

Sample Chapter - Historical
Forward by Douglas Brinkley
Sample Chapter: Contemporary

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