“As Mr. Udall’s vivid narrative makes clear, the race between education and erosion, between wisdom and waste, has not run its course. . . . The nation’s battle to preserve the common estate is far from won.”—President John F. Kennedy, from the introduction
“Stewart Udall left an indelible mark on this nation and inspired countless Americans who will continue his fight for clean air, clean water, and to maintain our many natural treasures.”—President Barack Obama
In his 1963 classic, The Quiet Crisis, Stewart Udall presciently warned of the dangers of pollution and of the threats to America’s natural resources, calling for a nationwide “land conscience” to conserve the nation’s wild places. Along with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, The Quiet Crisis is credited with triggering the modern environmental movement in America. This all-new edition of features a preface by Stewart’s son, Senator Tom Udall
Stewart Lee Udall (1920-2010) was an American politician and government official. After serving three terms as a congressman from Arizona, he was Secretary of the Interior from 1961 to 1969 under John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.