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ix Contents List of Illustrations xi Foreword by Peter R. Crane xiii Acknowledgments xvii Chronology xix Prologue 3 1 From the Bend of a Beautiful River to the Alcatraz of Conscientious Objector Camps 6 2 Threatened Lands, Living Museums 32 3 The Nature Conservancy: Setting Up the Necessary Structure Ourselves 53 4 The Illinois Natural Areas Preservation Act: If at First You Don’t Succeed . . . 92 5 The Illinois Nature Preserves Commission: Where Once We Were Opportunists 113 6 Sowing More Acorns, Fighting More Battles 141 Epilogue 162 Notes 169 Index 187 ...

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