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

Egan, Timothy. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Linn Libraries Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Library 973.911 EGAN (Text) IALBO10245219M Book Club Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780618968411 :
  • ISBN: 0618968415
  • Physical Description: x, 324 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note: 14 copies.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-305) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.

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