Last Stand: The New Book On Ted Turner The Bison Baron, Wolf Warrior and Eco-Capitalist Stirring Buzz In Pacific Northwest

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Last Stand: The New Book On Ted Turner The Bison Baron, Wolf  Warrior and Eco-Capitalist Stirring Buzz In Pacific Northwest
How can the Pacific Northwest be “rewilded”?  What does eco-capitalism really look like on the ground?  What Todds cover350does it mean to be having wolves crossing the Cascades?  What’s the role of the United Nations in a modern world fraught with nuclear dangers, America-hating terrorists and the spectre of Ebola?  All of these issues flow dramatically through the life of one man who makes his home on the eastern flanks of the region.
In Todd Wilkinson’s new book, “Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet,” (just out in paperback), one of America’s most outspoken and controversial capitalists, environmentalists and humanitarians rises in a way that overshadows his better known identity of media mogul.  Meet Turner the bison baron and pathfinding believer in the triple bottom line.
Wilkinson’s book has been circulated to every member of Congress and reached the hands of every ambassador to the United Nations, in addition to being the talk of world leaders and engaged citizens.
It is also the fodder for a provocative swing of talks, part of the Two Talking Wolves Tour that passes through the Pacific Northwest for two weeks during the latter half of October.  
Wilkinson will be joined by well-known Eugene-based conservationist Bob Ferris who helped bring wolves back to Yellowstone and central Idaho 20 years ago and today heads Cascadia Wildlands.
As the publicist for “Last Stand,” I am happy to send you a copy for review (just email me back) and would be grateful if you might write something about the Two Walking Wolves Tour.  Both Wilkinson and Ferris are available for interviews.  
Wilkinson’s talks on Turner have attracted large audiences on college campuses and at other public forums across the country. Turner also has influenced the giving ethic of Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.
What others have said about “Last Stand” and Turner:
Last Stand is a great literary portrait of the many parts of a fascinating and important man—Ted Turner.  Ted is on a mission to save the world and the world should be grateful to have an energetic and imaginative friend.”  —Tom Brokaw
Last Stand is an example of the clarity of double-vision: Todd Wilkinson as a visionary writer and Ted Turner as his visionary subject.”  —Terry Tempest Williams
“Ted Turner is one of the great originals of American history, an innovator of the first rank, and, as Last Stand shows, a unique human innovation of his own making.  Out of his many achievements, the most important may be the proof that capitalism and environmentalism can be joined to major humanitarian effect.”  —E.O. Wilson
More information on Wilkinson and Ferris:
Todd Wilkinson
Nationally-known environmental journalist Todd Wilkinson is author of the new critically-acclaimed book “Last Todd-Wilkinson1-284x300Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet” that has been spurring discussions about “eco-capitalism” across the country.   From Turner’s pioneering work in “rewilding the West” with wolves and grizzly bears to raising 50,000 bison, giving $1 billion to the UN and trying to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear weapons, he has been hailed as a pathfinding 21st century businessman.  Wilkinson, whose work has appeared in national newspapers and magazines, spent seven years going behind the scenes with Turner and tells the dramatic story of how nature not only saved the legendary “media mogul” but left him transformed.   Wilkinson’s slide show discussions have been delighting—and provoking— audiences across the country.
Bob Ferris
BobKnown primarily for his groundbreaking work on wolf recovery in the West, Bob Ferris has been a leader in the conservation and sustainability communities for more than 30 years.  Ferris is a trained scientist and former businessman with a long history of working to dispel fear and myths about predators while developing mechanisms to overcome the legitimate barriers to coexistence.  He was part of the volunteer team that went north to Fort Saint John, BC in 1996 to capture wolves bound for Yellowstone and central Idaho during the government shutdown and has crossed back and forth between policy and practice ever since.  He is currently the executive director of Cascadia Wildlands headquartered in Eugene, Oregon.