THE BIG BURN: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America.
Edition: Trade paperback.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2010). Gripping account by this National Book Award winning author of the worst wild fire in the history of the United States. ÑA wind-swept wildfire that began on August 20, 1910, and consumed three million acres of forest in Idaho, Montana and Washington in just 36 hours. But paradoxically, this forest fire was the event that cemented the heroism of the young Forest Service (only 5 years old at the time) in the public mind and galvanized Teddy Roosevelt's campaign for public lands. Winner of the 2010 Washington State Book Award for history. Map, photographs, notes on sources, index. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-618-968415.
Condition: Near fine.