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

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...

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Main Author: Egan, Timothy.
Language: English
Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
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Format: Printed Book Book Nonfiction
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.
Physical Description: x, 324 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-305) and index.
ISBN: 9780618968411
0618968415