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

Author(s): Egan, Timothy
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Subjects: Presidents--United States--Biography
Conservationists--United States--Biography
Forest conservation--United States--History
Nature conservation--United States--History
National parks and reserves--United States--History
Forest fires--Montana--History
Forest fires--Idaho--History
United States. National Park Service--History
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: x, 324 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Prologue: A Fire at the End OF the World 1
Pt. I. In on the Creation
1. "A Peculiar Intimacy" 17
2. Roost of the Robber Barons 39
3. The Great Crusade 53
4. Deadwood Days 73
5. Showdown 86
Pt. II. What They Lost
6. Summer of Smoke 105
7. Men, Men, Men! 116
8. Spaghetti Westerners 129
9. Firestorm's Eve 141
10. Blowup 154
11. The Lost Day 158
12. The Lost Night 172
13. Towns Afire 187
14. To Save a Town 201
15. The Missing 211
16. The Living and the Dead 227
Pt. III. What They Saved
17. Fallout 239
18. One for the Boys 249
19. Ashes 263
Notes on Sources 287
Acknowledgments 307
Index 309
Notes: LCCN: 2009021881
ISBN: 9780618968411 :$27.00
ISBN: 0618968415
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-305) and index
Contents: 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
OCLC Number: 313658042
ISBN/ISSN: 9780618968411
0618968415