Serendipity Talk: The Power of Scenery: Frederick Law Olmstead and the Origin of National Parks

Dennis Drabelle will be discussing his new book, The Power of Scenery: Frederick Law Olmstead and the Origin of National Parks. Olmstead's role in the creation of NY's Central Park is well known.  Olmstead's role in creating Yosemite and the design for our other national parks is less well-known but even more significant.  Drabelle will be interviewed by Douglas Wheeler.

Dennis Drabelle is a writer and former attorney. During the 1970s he was an attorney-adviser at the U.S. Department of the Interior and counsel to the assistant secretary of the interior for fish and wildlife and parks. Drabelle was a contributing editor of the Washington Post Book World for more than thirty years. Drabelle has published four prior books, and his articles and his articles on the environment and national parks have appeared in Outside, Smithsonian, Sierra, Backpacker, and many other magazines.

No registration is required. The Zoom link will be e-mailed to all those subscribed to the OLLI newsletter the morning of the talk. If you do not receive the newsletter and would like to attend, please e-mail olli@american.edu that morning.