Franklin-based book publisher releases NPCA's 'A Century of Impact'

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“A Century of Impact”

“A Century of Impact” will premier locally at Landmark Booksellers on Saturday, Oct. 26, during Pumpkinfest.

On Sunday, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nonprofit guardians of “America’s best idea,” and Franklin-based Grandin Hood Publishers announced the release of “A Century of Impact,” a commemorative and collectible book that celebrates the vital role NPCA has played in promoting and protecting the National Park System. 

“A Century of Impact” was directed and produced by Robin Hood, a native Tennessean who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Photography for his work at the Chattanooga News-Free Press. The book’s text was written by Thompson’s Station author Whit Stiles and edited by Franklin’s Lauren Hood and Farrar Hood Cusomato. The book’s design was created by Jeff Carroll and John Robertson of Franklin.

The 192-page hardback volume features more than 150 stunning images of the National Park System and is an essential addition to the bookshelf or coffee table of every person who loves nature, American history or photography. 

“This collaboration between NPCA and Grandin Hood is a grand celebration of the organization’s centennial,” Greg A. Vital, chair of the Board of Trustees for NPCA, said at this month’s New York gala and launch of the book. “The stunning edition underscores the critical role the American public plays in preserving our national parks for future generations.” 

NPCA President and CEO Theresa Pierno also had glowing remarks.

“We are delighted to see our history, our vision and the impact of our work come alive in Grandin Hood’s exquisitely crafted book,” she said.

“A Century of Impact” will premier locally at Landmark Booksellers on Saturday, Oct. 26, during Pumpkinfest, and is available at bookstores and national parks across the country and online at

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