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The big burn : Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America / Timothy Egan.

By: Egan, Timothy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009Description: x, 324 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780618968411 :; 0618968415.Subject(s): Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | Conservationists -- United States -- Biography | Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946 | Forest conservation -- United States -- History | Nature conservation -- United States -- History | National parks and reserves -- United States -- History | United States. National Park Service -- History | Forest fires -- Montana -- History | Forest fires -- Idaho -- HistoryDDC classification: 973.911
Contents:
A fire at the end of the world -- 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.
Summary: 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 the fires of today.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-305) and index.

A fire at the end of the world -- 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.

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 the fires of today.

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