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Stan Cohen
Pictorial Histories Publishing Co.; Revised edition (June 2, 1980)
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The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program that . The Army organized the transportation of thousands of enrollees to work camps around the country.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program that gave millions of young men employment on environmental projects during the Great. The CCC was part of his New Deal legislation, combating high unemployment during the Great Depression by putting hundreds of thousands of young men to work on environmental conservation projects.

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This book traces the history of the CCC through text and photos.

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The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a voluntary public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men. Originally for young men ages 18–25, it was eventually expanded to ages 17–28. Robert Fechner was the first director of this agency, succeeded by James McEntee following Fechner's death

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a pictorial history of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942. Published 1980 by Pictorial Histories Pub. Co. in Missoula, Mont. Civilian Conservation Corps (. History, Pictorial works, Internet Archive Wishlist.

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The New Deal programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the life of every American from the time of his inauguration in 1933 down to the present. There is general agreement that one of the best programs and certainly one that left a remarkable visual legacy of conservation work was the Civilian Conservation Corps.
  • The CCC was an important tool, one of many, used by the government to rescue America from the Great Depression. My brother, twenty-five years older than I, served in the CCC. What he gained from it was far different than the experience of young city men who saw their first wild animals when building rock railings along Glacier National Park roads. Both benefitted. My brother-in-law led a CCC crew on a Montana wildfire and can tell what they achieved and how they came close to being overrun by a grass fire. In addition to showing the contributions to conservation, an understanding of the CCC must include those things as well.

    The CCC was up and running in a very short time and people with considerable vision enabled that to happen. Stan Cohen's book alludes to failures. Certainly, there were some shortcomings. Any comprehensive history must look at why those happened and what leaders did to compensate. The CCC concept has continued, and is continuing, in a number of state and federal programs. A history of the Great Depression program lays the foundation on which today's programs are built. I don't find that in this book.

    This book is like a small-town pioneer museum. You know; the museums where you give up about halfway through the exhibits when you have seen five old sewing machines, three cream separators, and pile after pile of rusty old tools. You have read a few yellowed newspaper clippings taped to the wall and at the same time wished that someone had taken time to write better captions for the exhibits. You have glanced over many old posed photos wondering if there was anyone that you knew.

    A reader begins "The Tree Army" with the same kind of anticipation. Progress slows as photo captions tell where and when but lack any guidance as to the photos' importance. When one reaches the back cover after several cycles of saturation, abandonment, and return; a person leaves with the feeling that it could have been interesting but where does one find the real story.

    The back cover claims that: "This book traces the history of the CCC, `Roosevelt's Tree Army,' through text and photos." There are certainly lots of photos, nearly all black and white, some blurry, and most reproduced too small to show many details. The text is reasonably good as far as it goes, but it is skimpy and like the captions includes nearly endless lists of locations.

    A brief glance at the book will find that the amount of space devoted to photos is about ten times that given to text. Typically, there are three or four photos per page. Many of the photos show buildings built by or for the CCC. There are lots of posed pictures of men in various uniforms. Looking at the captions leads one to wonder if the objective was simply to name as many locations and as many states as possible. For example, we find five people standing in front of a pole and canvas structure with a caption that reads only "Wise River Camp in Montana, 1933."

    To understand how the CCC came about and the impact it had on individuals, their families, and the nation requires in-depth analysis. I am sure there must be more comprehensive sources on the history of the CCC. The internet,, and the local library are probably good places to start. "The Tree Army" contains a minimal bibliography but the most recent publication identified is 1986; disappointing since the book was supposedly revised before being reprinted in March, 2006.

  • As a kid in WV I was told of family members who were part of this great plan to provide work and a living conditions during the depression. So many fine projects were created and built that still are a large part of our national trust. Too little has been done to praise the leadership that had the foresight to create what we still have as an advancement to our national park system and to those who had no skills or future who became the workforce for the future.

  • You need to read this to appreciate the CCC... I've worked in conservation jobs for most of my life and worked with some of the men who had participated in the Corps. They were in their golden years then and still doing good conservation work in the state park I began my career in.

  • A very interesting book about the three C's and what they did, where they were located, and what ultimately happened to them.

  • My wife's grandfather was in the Tree Army.I bought the book for her. She enjoyed it very much. The pictures in the book were of places he was at. It gave her a real view of the life he lived in the C.C.C.

  • Great book.

  • If you've visited many National or even State Parks, you more than likely have observed and benefited from the efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was from such visits to the Parks that sparked my interest in learning more about the CCC.

    Remarkably, there appears to be somewhat little written about the Corps, so Stan Cohen's "The Tree Army" became a must read for me. While it's described as a pictorial history (there are in fact plenty of pictures, and pictures often do say 1000 words), there is still sufficient reading to help paint a more complete description of the CCC.

    Mr. Cohen adeptly covers the history of the CCC from the very beginning (thanks to the uncommon foresight of President Franklin Roosevelt) through its end during WWII, the dozens of camps, what camp life was like, the projects typically undertaken, and the training and education of the enrollees. Sufficient pictures help tell this story at all points. And to keep the record straight, the CCC undertook MANY, MANY projects outside of the State and National parks I alluded to earlier.

    The story of the CCC does in fact need to be known by far more citizens today. What the CCC boys accomplished--both in their projects, financial support for them families during the Depression and post-Depression years, the skills and trades they learned in the CCC, and their immediate contributions to War World II--are just way to substantial to be overlooked.

    This book is a nice introduction to all of that. Despite my three stars, this is a good book; I felt that, for my tastes, it needed to go into more detail on what the life of the average enrollee was like and paint an even more clear picture of the CCC and its impact on the communities it served.