Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy

Dyana’s latest book, Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature From The Conservationists received a 2009 Wormsloe Foundation Nature Award and the 2010 Colorado Book Award.

Praise for Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature From The Conservationists:
“With Dyana Furmansky’s authoritative biography, conservationist Rosalie Edge deservedly joins John Muir and Rachel Carson as a historic figure in the environmental movement. . . Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy will captivate and surprise you.” – Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief, Chicago Sun-Times

“Clearly relishing every moment of Edge’s remarkable life, Furmansky vividly enriches environmental history with her inspiring portrait of this indomitable champion of the wild.” – American Library Association’s Booklist

“A product of extensive research, Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy chronicles the many accomplishments of a remarkable person while it reveals the often-dramatic story of her life and sheds light on her times. What more can be asked of a biography?” – Doug Carlson, author of Roger Tory Peterson: A Biography

“Finally, a full and appreciative biography of one of the most significant environmentalists of the twentieth century.” 
– Stephen Fox, author of John Muir and His Legacy: The American Conservation Movement

“Written with disarming and compelling glee, Rosalie Edge: Hawk of Mercy, by Dyana Z. Furmansky, tells the unlikely story of how a poor little rich girl became the most effective American conservationist between John Muir and Rachel Carson.” – Frank Graham, Jr., editor, Audubon Magazine

“If you call yourself an environmentalist—or simply a citizen of the earth—you have to read this book.” – Alfred Runte, author of National Parks: The American Experience

“Rosalie Edge, come back!” 
– David Rains Wallace, John Burroughs Medalist and author of The Klamath Knot