LEGACY OF THE YOSEMITE MAFIA THE RANGER IMAGE AND NOBLE CAUSE CORRUPTION IN THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

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Legacy Of The Yosemite Mafia

Author : Paul Berkowitz
ISBN : 9781634241274
Genre : Social Science
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Calling upon his unique experiences as a criminal investigator in the National Park Service (NPS), Berkowitz proves how an over-emphasis on image (the "ranger image") has led to an NPS culture that accepts misconduct. Citing verified news accounts, internal agency documents, and personal notes, this dramatic case study challenges conventional wisdom and official accounts of agency history. Agency culture set in motion nearly a half-century ago, beginning with a group of employees known as the Yosemite Mafia, includes a demonstrated bias against professional law enforcement and a reluctance to hold senior managers accountable. This book fills a gap in existing literature dealing with noble cause corruption and corrects popular assumptions about the NPS, its history, and its law enforcement responsibilities.
Category: Social Science

Legacy Of The Yosemite Mafia

Author : Paul D. Berkowitz
ISBN : 1634241266
Genre : History
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Calling upon his unique experiences as a criminal investigator in the National Park Service (NPS), Berkowitz proves how an over-emphasis on image (the "ranger image") has led to an NPS culture that accepts misconduct. Citing verified news accounts, internal agency documents, and personal notes, this dramatic case study challenges conventional wisdom and official accounts of agency history. Agency culture set in motion nearly a half-century ago, beginning with a group of employees known as the Yosemite Mafia, includes a demonstrated bias against professional law enforcement and a reluctance to hold senior managers accountable. This book fills a gap in existing literature dealing with noble cause corruption and corrects popular assumptions about the NPS, its history, and its law enforcement responsibilities.
Category: History

The Case Of The Indian Trader

Author : Paul Berkowitz
ISBN : 9780826348609
Genre : History
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This is the story of Billy Gene Malone and the end of an era. Malone lived almost his entire life on the Navajo Reservation working as an Indian trader; the last real Indian trader to operate historic Hubbell Trading Post. In 2004, the National Park Service (NPS) launched an investigation targeting Malone, alleging a long list of crimes that were "similar to Al Capone." In 2005, federal agent Paul Berkowitz was assigned to take over the year- and-a-half-old case. His investigation uncovered serious problems with the original allegations, raising questions about the integrity of his supervisors and colleagues as well as high-level NPS managers. In an intriguing account of whistle-blowing, Berkowitz tells how he bypassed his chain-of-command and delivered his findings directly to the Office of the Inspector General.
Category: History

A Terrible Mistake The Murder Of Frank Olson And The Cias Secret Cold War Experiments Large Print 16pt

Author : H. P. Albarelli
ISBN : 9781458785701
Genre : History
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Following nearly a decade of research, this account solves the mysterious death of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in shocking detail. It offers a unique and unprecedented look into the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials - including several who actually oversaw the CIA's mind-control programs from the 1950s to the 1970s. In retracing these programs, a frequently bizarre and always frightening world is introduced, colored and dominated by many factors - Cold War fears, the secret relationship between the nation's drug enforcement agencies and the CIA, and the government's close collaboration with the Mafia. This edition is in three volumes. The second and third volume ISBNs are 9781458716569 & 9781458716576.
Category: History

Nature Unbound

Author : Dan Brockington
ISBN : 9781136560569
Genre : Nature
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This groundbreaking volume is the first comprehensive, critical examination of the rise of protected areas and their current social and economic position in our world. It examines the social impacts of protected areas, the conflicts that surround them, the alternatives to them and the conceptual categories they impose. The book explores key debates on devolution, participation and democracy; the role and uniqueness of indigenous peoples and other local communities; institutions and resource management; hegemony, myth and symbolic power in conservation success stories; tourism, poverty and conservation; and the transformation of social and material relations which community conservation entails. For conservation practitioners and protected area professionals not accustomed to criticisms of their work, or students new to this complex field, the book will provide an understanding of the history and current state of affairs in the rise of protected areas. It introduces the concepts, theories and writers on which critiques of conservation have been built, and provides the means by which practitioners can understand problems with which they are wrestling. For advanced researchers the book will present a critique of the current debates on protected areas and provide a host of jumping off points for an array of research avenues
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Your Yosemite

Author : Robert O. Binnewies
ISBN : 1935952447
Genre : Nature
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Mention of Yosemite conjures images of mighty waterfalls and soaring granite cliffs. Millions of people have visited Yosemite; millions more have seen images captured by Ansel Adams and other renowned artists. There is a sense that Yosemite is forever secure in its compelling natural beauty, but behind the scenery is a story of collision between commercialism and preservation. Indigenous peoples knew of Yosemite for thousands of years before it was discovered” and invaded during the California Gold Rush. Since that time, its stewards have struggled to find an incisive balance that allows for use, but prevents abuse. In this riveting book, former Yosemite National Park Superintendent Robert Benneweis tells not only the history of Yosemite but also the story of the collision between commercialism and preservation.Your Yosemite calls its owners, all United States citizens, to be ever watchful of Yosemite's well-being.
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Securing Wilderness Landscapes In South Africa

Author : Harry Wels
ISBN : 9789004290969
Genre : Social Science
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Nick Steele has been key to the large scale development of private wildlife conservation in South and southern Africa in the politically turbulent times of the 1970s and 1980s. This book contextualises this process based on the personal archives of this politically controversial conservationist.
Category: Social Science

Castle Valley America

Author : Nancy Jacobus Taniguchi
ISBN : UOM:39015060075804
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Castle Valley, coal mining and the railroad attracted diverse, multiethnic communities and a fair share of historic characters, from Butch Cassidy to Mother Jones. Taniguchi has written an epic history that is not just local history but American history writ locally.
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Ranger Confidential

Author : Andrea Lankford
ISBN : 9780762762682
Genre : Nature
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For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it. In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, disillusionment, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park, and the people from each other. Ranger Confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Great Smokies, Denali. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.
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Yellowstone Ranger

Author : Jerry Mernin
ISBN : 1606390902
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Jerry Mernin's Distinguished Career in the National Park Service spanned four decades, five national parks, and a remarkable 32-year stay in Yellowstone, the park he loved and never left. In his long-awaited memoir, Mernin takes readers behind the scenes to learn firsthand what it's like to be a great park ranger. Along the way he shares a lifetime of exciting adventures, including dangerous rescues, remote backcountry patrols, and multiple heart-pounding encounters with grizzly bears. Thoroughly entertaining, this book also provides a valuable inside look at park operations from law enforcement to bear management. Book jacket.
Category: Biography & Autobiography