YEAR OF THE FIRES: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An exhaustive account of the fires of 1910, which destroyed millions of acres in four northwestern states and transformed American conceptions of forest maintenance and fire control. Pyne (How the Canyon Became Grand, 1998, etc.) reminds us of just how destructive fire was in everyday life 100 years ago. Most building materials were highly inflammable, for example, and forests and prairies were ... Read full review

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