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Fire : a novel

Author: George R Stewart
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1948] ©1948
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spitcat, a raging forest fire in the Sierra Nevada of California, had a lifespan of merely eleven days, "yet its effects could be reckoned ahead in centuries." So writes George R. Stewart in this engrossing novel of a fire started by lightning in the dry heat of September, and fanned out of control by unexpected winds. The book begins with the origins of the fire--smoldering quietly at first, unnoticed, then  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stewart, George Rippey, 1895-1980.
Fire.
New York, Random House [1948]
(OCoLC)643651460
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George R Stewart
OCLC Number: 170199
Description: xi, 336 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: First day --
Second day --
Third day --
Fourth day --
Fifth day --
Sixth day --
Seventh day --
Eighth day --
Ninth day --
Tenth day --
Last day.
Responsibility: by George R. Stewart.

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Spitcat, a raging forest fire in the Sierra Nevada of California, had a lifespan of merely eleven days, "yet its effects could be reckoned ahead in centuries." So writes George R. Stewart in this engrossing novel of a fire started by lightning in the dry heat of September, and fanned out of control by unexpected winds. The book begins with the origins of the fire--smoldering quietly at first, unnoticed, then suddenly bursting into a terrifying inferno, devouring trees and animals over acre after acre and leaving nothing but desolation in its wake. Firefighters and lookouts, forest rangers and smokejumpers--as well as animals in the forest, many of them the bewildered victims of the blaze, and all the varied trees and bushes there--are characters of this realistic story.

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