The Big Burn
Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America
In on the creation. "A peculiar intimacy" ; Roost of the robber barons ; The Great Crusade ; Deadwood days ; Showdown
What they lost. Summer of smoke ; Men, men, men! ; Spaghetti Westerners ; Firestorm's eve ; Blowup ; The lost day ; The lost night ; Towns afire ; To save a town ; The missing ; The living and the dead
What they saved. Fallout ; One for the boys ; Ashes
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In 1910 a gigantic wildfire was formed by the merger of several small wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. It would burn 3 million acres and five towns to the ground. It would kill 100 people. Incredible research into primary sources went into this book and it is narrative history at its best. Spe... Read More »
Narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire of August, 1910, and Teddy Roosevelt's pioneering conservation efforts that helped turn public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service with consequences felt in t... Read More »
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