Here's an excerpt from David Brower Remembered:
"I find it interesting that many of the hardliners who bickered with Brower’s impatience, fiscal irresponsibility and other foibles have come, in retrospect, to an appreciation of the significance and influence that Brower exerted on the Sierra Club and the planet. Brower was taller, stronger, more forceful and more compelling than most of us can ever hope to be but he always accepted us for who we are and encouraged us to do our best. Read and be inspired. Read and be reinvigorated."