Compton's lively record details the trails, gains, setbacks and ultimate triumph in one of the first major skirmishes between environmentalists and developers. Led by Compton, a physician in Bentonville, Arkansas, a group of area conservationists formed the Ozark Society to join the battle for the Buffalo against the Corps and a pro-dam group called the Buffalo River Improvement Association.
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The book is the account of this decade-long struggle that drew in such political figures as Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Senator J. William Fulbright, Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt and Governor Orval Faubus and that finally ended in 1972 with President Richard Nixon's designation of the Buffalo as the first national river.?Ozark Society Books