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The big burn : Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America

Author: Timothy Egan
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Egan, Timothy.
Big burn.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
(DLC) 2009021881
(OCoLC)313658042
Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt; Gifford Pinchot; Gifford Pinchot; Theodore Roosevelt
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Egan
ISBN: 9780547416861 0547416865
OCLC Number: 795645360
Description: 1 online resource (x, 324 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations, map
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.
Responsibility: Timothy Egan.
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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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