In the land between the lakes a geography of the forgotten future ronald foresta traces the life cycle of a failed national recreational area located between the cumberland and tennessee rivers stretching across western tennessee and western kentucky policymakers in the early 1960s touted the land between the lakes lbl as the solution to many of the nations perceived problems yet less than forty years later little used and attacked on all sides its parent agency abandoned it . A deft blend of environmental history geography politics and cultural history land between the lakes demonstrates both the idealism of mid twentieth century planners and how quickly such idealism can fall out of alignment with the flow of history in so doing it explores a forgotten vision of the future that was in many ways more appealing than the present that came into being in its place. Download citation the land between the lakes a geography of the forgotten future by ronald a foresta the land between the lakes lbl is a narrow parcel of land between kentucky lake and . The land between the lakes a geography of the forgotten future ronald a foresta author creator foresta ronald a 1944 edition first edition publication knoxville univ tennessee press 2013 manufacture baltimore md project muse 2015 format description book 1 online resource 345 pages illustrations maps tables subjects history united states 20th century nature . The land between the lakes a geography of the forgotten future ronald a foresta between barkley and kentucky lakes two great artificial bodies of water in western tennessee and western kentucky lies a wooded land that looks from above like the
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