THE BIG BURN: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

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The epic forest fire of 1910 and how it kept massive business interests from strangling the nascent American conservation movement.New York Times columnist and National Book Award winner Egan (The Worst Hard Times: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, 2005, etc.) dissects the nation's worst-ever forest fire and its aftermath. Erupting over two August days in the ... Read full review

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A historical account of the worst forest fires in American history, and how it spawned the birth of modern conservation. A fascinating tale of history written like a novel.

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