There’s a new book coming out about my dad, Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet, written by Todd Wilkinson. Anyone that knows me, knows what a huge influence my father has been on me and what an environmentalist icon he is to the world.
Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet, written by Todd Wilkinson, tracks the rise of the famed American media mogul who has become one of the world’s pioneering “eco-capitalists” and peace-minded humanitarians in the 21st century.
With two million acres of private land and a bison herd 55,000 animals strong, Turner is considered a pathfinder in showing how profit-minded agriculture can be pursued in ways that advance protection of imperiled species. His historic $1 billion gift to the United Nations not only resulted in creation of the United Nations Foundation, which is breaking new ground in advancing peace and trying to elevate hundreds of millions of people worldwide out of poverty, but it served as a catalyst for a new ethic in charitable giving being embraced by many high profile plutocrats. Turner also has been a leader, through his co-founding of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, in trying to eradicate nuclear weapons and keeping nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists.
Last Stand is a book that reveals not only a story certain to resonate with those who love the natural world and want to make a positive difference but business leaders desiring to create a better future for their kids and grandchildren.
- From TedTurner.com
This is a must-read for business owners and citizens alike. Changing the world begins in our own backyard.
“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, lead anchor emeritus NBC News and author of “The Greatest Generation”
“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.”
—Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner