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A Century Of Impact

“A Century of Impact” premiers locally at Landmark Booksellers, Saturday, October 26, during Pumpkinfest, and is available at bookstores and national parks across the country, and online at npca.org.

Franklin’s Grandin Hood Publishers Celebrates National Parks Conservation Association’s 100th Anniversary with new book.

Washington, D.C. / Franklin, TN – October 20, 2019: Today, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nonprofit guardians of “America’s best idea,” and Franklin, Tennessee-based Grandin Hood Publishers announced the release of “A Century of Impact,” a commemorative and collectible book that celebrates the vital role NPCA has played in promoting and protecting the National Park System.

“A Century of Impact” was directed and produced by Robin Hood, a native Tennessean who was award the Pulitzer Prize for Photography for his work at the Chattanooga News-Free Press.  The book’s text was written by Thompson Station author Whit Stiles, and edited by Franklin’s Lauren Hood and Farrar Hood Cusomato.  The book’s design was created by Jeff Carroll and John Robertson of Franklin.

The 192-page hardback volume features more than 150 stunning images of the National Park System and is an essential addition to the bookshelf or coffee table of every person who loves nature, American history or photography.

At this month’s gala New York launch of the book, Greg A. Vital, Chair of the Board of Trustees for NPCA remarked, “This collaboration between NPCA and Grandin Hood is a grand celebration of the organization’s centennial.  The stunning edition underscores the critical role the American public plays in preserving our national parks for future generations.”

NPCA President and CEO Theresa Pierno proclaimed, “We are delighted to see our history, our vision and the impact of our work come alive in Grandin Hood’s exquisitely crafted book.”

“A Century of Impact” premiers locally at Landmark Booksellers, Saturday,

October 26, during Pumpkinfest, and is available at bookstores and national parks across the country, and online at npca.org.

About National Parks Conservation Association

The National Park Service was founded in 1916 by industrialist Stephen Mather and journalist Robert Yard as a federal agency to manage America’s growing number of national parks. With the creation of the NPS, the founders foresaw the need for an independent, nonpartisan organization to promote and protect the national parks from the cyclical interests of partisanship or commercial exploitation, and in 1919, the organization known today as the National Parks Conservation Association was born.

Since its founding, NPCA has fought and won countless victories on behalf of the American people—often without public acclaim and recognition. From saving the elk herds of Yellowstone National Park to blocking ground water contamination in Grand Canyon National Park to helping establish and protect the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NPCA’s staff and supporters have raised funds, rallied public support, petitioned and lobbied lawmakers, and confronted industrial, commercial and public utility giants to protect our national treasures.

For 100 years, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks.  Its 1.3 million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for future generations. For more information, visit www.npca.org.

About Grandin Hood Publishers

Founded and chaired by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Robin Hood, Grandin Hood Publishers commemorates the histories and ongoing stories of historic sites, conservancies and non-profit foundations for the purposes of fundraising and promotion. In founding Grandin Hood, he partnered with Alex Haley to create publications celebrating the spirit of American communities. Grandin Hood books have included numerous works for National Preservation Trust partners Historic Hotels of America, Tennessee Preservation Trust, and historic communities and sites throughout America. For more information, visit www.grandinhood.com.

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