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

Egan, Timothy (Author).

Available copies

  • 17 of 18 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Hood River County Library District.

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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cascade Locks Library 973.911 EGA 2009 (Text) 33892005580817 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/13/2011 Available -
Hood River County Library 973.911 EGA 2009 (Text) 33892005300828 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 11/19/2009 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0618968415
  • ISBN: 9780618968411
  • Physical Description: 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • PublisherSSS: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2009]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: 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, etc.:
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.
Subject: 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 > History.
United States. Forest Service > History.
Forest reserves > United States > History.
United States. Forest Service > History.
Forest policy > United States > History.

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