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He kept himself in the public eye through a variety of voluntary acts: the global expeditions, his publications, the political embroilments with the Roosevelt administration, his wartime service, and finally his enlistment in the cause of ecology and preservation.
She is a sweet, pretty woman without a line on her face and he is a most gentle, affectionate, and excellent man," Cheever reassured himself, and to the Weavers he expressed a seemingly comic wish that their "kind presence will guide me away from violent drunkenness and disgusting venereal embroilments.
Alison Williams and Jonathan Donaldson explore some of the 61 ongoing embroilments that involve overlapping claims to territorial waters.