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Theodore Roosevelt Book Bags 3 Publishing Trophies


Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist, published by Boone and Crockett Club and hailed by followers of TR's legendary sporting and stewardship ethos, is receiving national honors for literary and design excellence.

The book is the first illustrated biography to offer a sweeping view of the outdoorsman, rancher, adventurer, soldier, statesman and 26th President of the United States.

"It's unusual to hear New York literary critics talking about hunting and conserving wildlife, so that's been a fun part of winning these awards," said Julie Houk, director of publications for Boone and Crockett Club. "But it’s a proud moment for us, too, because these are some of the highest honors in the publishing world. When judges describe your book using words like 'craftsmanship' and 'intriguing' and 'exquisite,' it feels good but it's also a great reflection on the hunting community as a whole."


Honors for Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist include:

Benjamin Franklin Gold Award—Biography category (also a finalist in the history category) by Independent Book Publishers Association. Presented in New York City, May 2010. Named in honor of America's most cherished publisher and printer, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards recognize excellence in independent publishing. Publications are grouped by genre and judged on editorial and design merit.

Gold Medal, PubWest Book Design Awards—History/biography category by Publishers Association of the West. Award to be presented in Santa Fe. N.M. in November 2010. The PubWest Book Design Awards recognize superior design and outstanding production quality of books nationwide. More than 140 books were nominated this year.

Silver IPPY Award—Mountain West nonfiction category, by Independent Publisher. Presented in New York City, May 2010. The IPPY Awards spotlight the best regional titles from across North America. This year, 3,890 books were entered into competition in 87 different categories, with 347 total medals awarded.

Additionally, Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist was a finalist for a ForeWord Book of the Year award in the history category. ForeWord honors the best independently published books each year.



Roosevelt, who founded the Boone and Crockett Club in 1887, remains an American outdoor icon even 90 years after his death. His hunting adventures are among the best known. His ethics are among the most championed. And his standards of stewardship, sportsmanship and leadership continue to influence hunters and conservationists today.

Authored by acclaimed, widely published historian R.L. Wilson with insights from director and screenwriter John Milius, Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist is 10-3/4 by 10 inches with 312 pages and over 200 color and B&W images.

Less than 25 copies of the 1,000 limited-edition, signed, numbered, hardcover copies with dust jacket remain. Not available in stores. 

A paperback edition, $39.95, is available in stores or directly from the Club.

Or by calling 888-840-4868.