Glorious Times

Adventures of the Craighead Naturalists

By Tom Benjey

Tom Benjey’s Glorious Times: Adventures of the Craighead Naturalists tells the fascinating and important story of an American clan of Scots-Irish origin that settled in the early 1700s in Pennsylvania. From this old and extended family came an astonishing number of exceptional people, many of whom dedicated their lives to nature, exploring, studying, writing, being activists for nature, and helping the rest of us understand it better. This book even poses the question as to whether this family had a special “Naturalist DNA”. It covers several generations, but appropriately focuses most attention on the famous siblings Frank Jr., John, and Jean (Craighead George), as well as their father, Frank Sr., and it is primarily their adventures that draw us in, excite us, inspire us, and leave us a lot more knowledgeable than we were before we read the book. The UM Press is very proud to be the publisher of this excellent book.

264 pages, 7” x 10”

ISBN: 978-0-9909748-9-5

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